2021 Owner-Operator Taxi Licence Reserve Price Investigation

Draft Report and Price Determination

On 1 October 2021, the Regulator released a Draft Report and Price Determination for the Owner-Operator Taxi Licence Reserve Price Investigation for public consultation. 

The Regulator seeks comments and submission which will be published unless the author requests confidentiality in relation to some or all of the submission. Those comments or parts of a submission that are requested to be confidential should be submitted as an attachment to the part suitable for publication.

The Regulator will not publish comments or submissions which contain material that the Regulator believes is, or could be, derogatory or defamatory.

Comments and submissions are due by close of business, 22 October 2021.

Submissions by email are preferred to facilitate the publication of submissions. Submissions and enquiries may be made to:


or to

Office of the Tasmanian Economic Regulator

GPO Box 770

Hobart 7001

Telephone: 03 6166 4422

​Issues Paper​

On 22 July 2021, the Regulator released an Issues Paper for the Owner-Operator Taxi Licence Reserve Price Investigation for public consultation. 

The date for comments and submissions ended on 13 August 2021.

The Regulator received two written submissions:

 Licence holder submission to the Issues Paper (PDF 691Kb)​

 Transport Commission submission to the Issues Paper (PDF 76Kb)

Notice of intention to conduct an investigation​​​

On 23 June 2021, the Regulator issued a Notice of investigation to all holders of Tasmanian taxi licences. On 26 June 2021, the Regulator published a Notice in three Tasmanian newspapers.

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference for the first reserve price determination are specified in section 66D(2) and (3) of the Taxi and Hire Vehicle Industries Act 2008.

The first price investigation commenced on 1 July 2021 and must be completed before 1 December 2021.

The prices that are set in the determination will apply to the remainder of the calendar year of 2021 and the next four calendar years to the end of 2025.

Investigation timetable

Regulator's Issues Paper released for consultation22 July 2021
End of Consultation on Regulator's Issues Paper13 August 2021
Regulator engages targeted stakeholder consultation
​August/September 2021
Regulator's Draft Report and Price Determination released for consultation
1 October 2021
End of Consultation on Regulator's Draft Report and Determination
22 October 2021

​​Regulator releases its Final Report and Price Determination
By ​3November 2021​


General Enquiries
The Treasury Building, Level 3, 21 Murray Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: (03) 6166 4422
Email: office@economicregulator.tas.gov.au

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