Maximum fares in the urban zone (Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong) have changed.
Taxi fares vary based on distance, location and time of travel. Additional charges apply if you travel on some public holidays, book in advance, make an electronic payment, use toll roads, or in a vehicle with five or more passengers.
The following maximum fares may be charged in Metropolitan Melbourne, Frankston, Dandenong and Mornington Peninsula taxis.
|Rate||Flagfall||Distance(applies when the speed is above 21km per hour)||Time(applies when the speed is below 21km per hour)|
|Day Rate (9am – 5pm)||$4.20||$1.622 per kilometre||$0.568 per minute|
|Overnight Rate (5pm – 9am)||$5.20||$1.804 per kilometre||$0.631 per minute|
|Peak Rate (10pm – 4am Friday and Saturday)||$6.20||$1.986 per kilometre||$0.695 per minute|
|Booking fee||Applies when a taxi is booked in advance.||$2.00|
|Airport booking fee||Applies when a taxi is booked in advance for travel from Melbourne airport.||$3.00|
|Airport rank fee||Applies to taxis hired from the Melbourne airport rank.||$3.58|
|For 5-11 passengers (including a person(s) who uses a wheelchair or other mobility aid) or where the hirer specifically requests a|
|High occupancy fee||larger than standard taxi regardless of the number of passengers (except where the booking is for a person(s) who uses a wheelchair or other mobility aid).||$14.00|
|Holiday rate||Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, and from 6pm on New Year's Eve.||Peak rate to apply|
|Premium service charge||When the hirer has specifically requested the hire of a premium service vehicle and agreed to a charge of up to $11.||$11.00|
|Electronic payments||A maximum 5% fee applies when using credit/debit cards, and all other non-cash payments.||Charges also apply to toll roads.|
|The following maximum fares may be charged in Urban taxis (Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo).|
|The following fares may be charged in Victorian country and regional taxis.|
|Taxi operators in country and regional areas may choose to set their own fares, but must notify the Taxi Services Commission and passengers. If the operator has not set alternative fares, the rates below will continue to apply. To look up fare rates in country or regional taxis, you can search by taxi company or location.|
For taxis carrying up to 4 passengers (standard taxi) or any multiple hiring.
|Flagfall ($ at start of the meter)||$3.60|
|Distance (applies if the speed is above 21km per hour)||$1.838 per kilometre|
|Time (applies if the speed is below 21km per hour)||$0.643 per minute|
For 5-11 passengers (including a person(s) who uses a wheelchair or other mobility aid) or where the hirer specifically requests a larger than standard taxi regardless of the number of passengers (except where the booking is for a person(s) who uses a wheelchair or other mobility aid).
|Flagfall ($ at start of the meter)||$3.60|
|Distance (applies if the speed is above 21km per hour)||$2.757 per kilometre|
|Time (applies if the speed is below 21km per hour)||$0.965 per minute|
|Late night fee||$3.40|
|from midnight to 6am from 7pm Friday and Saturday nights to 6am the morning immediately after Airport booking fee||$3.00|
|Premium service charge||$11.00|
Country and regional taxis are allowed to pick up passengers at Melbourne Airport on a pre-booked basis only.
The holiday fee applies Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, and from 6pm on New Year's Eve. The late night fee does not apply during the holiday fee period. The premium service charge applies when the hirer has specifically requested the hire of a premium service vehicle and agreed to a charge of up to $11. Charges also apply to electronic payments and toll roads.
|A maximum 5% fee applies when using credit/debit cards, and all other non-cash payments. This fee is on top of the taxi fare. See Non-cash payments for details.|
Taxi toll fees increased 1 July 2017.
EastLink and CityLink toll fees are charged in addition to the metered fare. Taxi drivers must give you the choice of whether you want to use CityLink or EastLink en-route to your destination. Toll fees are shown on labels inside the taxi.
When you are sharing a taxi with others, and use CityLink or EastLink, it is up to your group to decide and agree on how toll fees will be paid, in addition to the metered fare. Total tolls collected by the driver must not exceed the toll amount for the trip. The following toll fees currently apply.
|Western Link (Moreland Road - Westgate Freeway)||$6.10*|
|Southern Link (Toorak Road - Sturt Street)||$6.10*|
|One-way trip along both the Western and Southern links||$8.00*|
|Batman Avenue (Flinders Street - Swan Street)||No toll|
|A Taxi Day Pass for a non-metropolitan taxi^||$7.00*|
|^Applies to non-metropolitan taxis that are not fitted with an e-Tag.|
|Melba tunnel or Mullum Mullum tunnel||$2.82*|
|Any part of EastLink south of Maroondah Hwy||$2.65*|
|One tunnel plus any part of EastLink south of Maroondah Hwy||$5.47*|
|Ringwood Bypass||No toll|
|EastLink Trip Pass (valid for a single trip on EastLink in one direction only)||$6.13*|
|*All prices are GST inclusive.|
|See Prepaid taxi fares for more information and tools for estimating fares.|
|Multiple hirings are permitted throughout Victoria with the consent of all passengers. A multiple hiring involves:|
|two or more people who are unacquainted travelling in the taxi from a common starting point|
|the first and subsequent hirers consent to another person also hiring the taxi|
|the hirers' destinations are in the same general direction|
|each hirer paying no more than 75 per cent of the fare showing on the taxi meter at their destination.|
|Subsidised taxi travel is available for eligible taxi users. For more information, see the Travelling with a disability webpage.|