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Taxi and limousine industry assistance

In 2016, a $100 million Industry Adjustment Assistance Package was established to provide a range of financial, advisory and incentive measures for taxi and limousine industry participants during the transition to the new personalised transport framework.

All key elements of the package have now been delivered, including:

  • Industry Hardship Assistance
  • Business Advisory Services relating to grants, counselling, mentoring and support
  • Transitional Assistance Payments
  • Fee waivers
  • Introduction of a Lift Payment for wheelchair accessible taxi drivers to prioritise bookings for Taxi Subsidy Scheme (TSS) members.

In 2019, the remaining $350,000 from the package was allocated to Business Support Grants for taxi and limousine licence holders to assist with business improvements and financial advocacy services. 

Fee waiver for taxi and limousine licence holders

In September 2018, the Queensland Government announced an additional and final round of fee waivers would be provided to taxi and limousine licence holders, as well as further business support, as part of the Industry Adjustment Assistance Program.

In the 2018/19 financial year, approximately $1.8 million in fee relief was provided by waiving:

  • taxi and limousine licence renewal fees
  • taxi industry security levy.

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Last updated 31 January 2020