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The last month has proven to be as busy and difficult for many in the industry as the previous one. The issues concerning most still, understandably, relate to the lack of serious action being taken against those who operate commercial passenger services illegally and the Knowledge test.  In country and urban areas the 45/55 split is still causing heart ache amongst operators and appears to be the predominate issue.

Read my full April editorial

I look forward to spending time with all those in the industry who are joining us in Melbourne for the ATIA Conference next week.

Find out what we do for our industry

The VTA has a new home online

Please take some time to explore our new site - you’ll still find us at www.victaxi.com.au

The site gives us many more opportunities to promote the great work of industry participants and we welcome any feedback or contributions. Get in touch using our new contact form.


VTA Driver Lunch

The VTA invites all drivers to lunch on Thursday 30 April from 12pm to 2pm.

Drop by the VTA office at Suite 2, 85 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne to enjoy a meal on us, catered by the 'Curry Truck', with curry and roti bread on the menu.

Like the 'Vic Taxi Drivers' Facebook page to be the first to know about upcoming driver events.


Check for bikes!

We have devloped new stickers to be placed in taxis to remind passengers to ‘check for bikes’ when exiting. Stickers will be posted to all metro and urban members next week to be placed on the rear driver side door. The stickers have been approved by the TSC.

The initiative attracted significant media attention - read more here.


Knowledge test results

The TSC recently released Knowledge test handbooks and we have since seen a significant improvement in performance.

Further changes to the content, including clarification of a number questions also came into effect in March.

We continue to encourage all existing drivers who need to pass the Knowledge to attempt the necessary modules as soon as possible so you have time to undertake training or gather additional information and attempt them again before your DA expires.


Driver Agreement Review Update

Thanks to all drivers and operators who contributed their data to the TSC's Driver Agreement Review. 

The TSC had planned to complete this review in the coming month, however following further consideration and plans to collect more data, the review will not be completed until mid year. 

We will keep you updated on progress as we receive more information. 



Taxis in the news

Uber fights criminal charges against ride share drivers nabbed in undercover sting
23 March, The Age
UberX are ‘cheap copies’ of taxis, industry group says
25 March, News.com & Herald Sun
AFL-themed taxis to hit Melbourne streets
29 March, Herald Sun
Uber chief hits back at work safety claims: Will letting your employees use UberX find you in hot water?
03 April, Startup Smart