Taxi service area maps
The maps included on this website contain information showing the boundary of each metered and exempt taxi service area.
Metered taxi service area
Metered taxi service licences require the taxi operator to have a fare meter and provide a twenty-four-hour service using a vehicle of not more than six years of age (eight years for a wheelchair accessible vehicle). The fares for metered areas are less than for exempted taxi service areas, reflecting the increased viability of taxi services in these areas.
Exempted taxi service area
Exempted taxi service licences are issued in areas with small populations which would be unlikely to support a full metered taxi service. Therefore, they are not required to fit a taxi fare meter and may be exempted from the six-year age limit on their vehicle. However, an age limit should be determined when issuing the licence based on the conditions of the area. Fares for exempted areas are higher than for metered taxi service areas. It is therefore preferable that, where viable, taxi service areas be declared as metered taxi service areas. This ensures that the public receives a higher level of service and cheaper fare than if the area remains an exempted taxi service area.
The maps have been divided into regions: