Taxi plates and point to point drivers

NSW taxi plate figures

Date Registered taxi plates Plates on hold
31 Jan 2018 6,353 379
28 Feb 2018 6,384 316
31 Mar 2018 6,456 294
30 Apr 2018 6,498 246
31 May 2018 6,526 263
30 Jun 2018 6,499 326
31 Jul 2018 6,519 327
31 Aug 2018 6,487 336
30 Sep 2018 6,487 341
31 Oct 2018 6,512 334
30 Nov 2018 6,494 335
31 Dec 2018 6,327 486
31 Jan 2019 6,244 558
28 Feb 2019 6,310 495
31 March 2019 6,391 415
30 Apr 2019 6,448 373
31 May 2019 6,469 346
30 Jun 2019 6,490 329
31 Jul 2019 6,504 315
31 Aug 2019 6,565 293
30 Sep 2019 6,552 321
31 Oct 2019 6,516 364
30 Nov 2019 6,465 394
31 Dec 2019 6,199 554
31 Jan 2020 6,123 650
29 Feb 2020 6,182 570
31 Mar 2020 4,183 2,521
30 Apr 2020 3,282 3,399
31 May 2020 3,455 3225
30 Jun 2020 4,085 2,628
31 Jul 2020 4,326 2,477
31 Aug 2020 4,282 2,404
30 Sep 2020 4,328 2,347
31 Oct 2020 4,436 2,228
30 Nov 2020 4,509 2,148
31 Dec 2020 4,523 2,117
31 Jan 2021 4,492 2,113
28 Feb 2021 4,484 2,102
31 Mar 2021 4,589 2,006
30 Apr 2021 4,671 1,922
31 May 2021 4,783 1,835

Source DRIVES as at 31 May 2021

 

Taxi plates on hold as at 31 May 2021

Days on hold T Plate TC Plate
0-30 40 7
31-60 31 4
61-90 29 0
91-120 59 1
121-180 59 2
181-365 172 7
>365 1,367 57
Total 1,757 78

Source Drives as at 31 May 2021

Note on revised methodology:

We publish taxi plate statistics for ‘Taxi Plates on Hold – Days on Hold’ based on ‘T Plates on hold’ and ‘TC Plates on hold’ to better align our current published statistics methodology to the Point to Point Transport Commissioner category definitions. T plates are issued to taxis operating in the Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong transport districts. TC plates are issued to taxis operating in all non-metropolitan areas in NSW i.e. not operating in Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong transport districts. Prior to June 2020, the previous published statistics methodology for Taxi Plates on Hold -– Days on Hold was based on postcode information of the owner (as opposed to the operating transport district).

If you have any questions on the current methodology please contact the Insights and Analytics Unit, Transport for NSW: InsightsAnalytics@transport.nsw.gov.au.

Please refer to the Historical figures spreadsheet for further historical data related to Taxi Plates on Hold under the current and previous methodologies.

 

Passenger transport licence codes

Month Total PT * drivers PT * code added PT code added (cumulative since 1 Nov 2017)
Nov 2017 73,661 3,120 3,120
Dec 2017 76,043 2,505 5,625
Jan 2018 77,838 2,225 7,850
Feb 2018 80,177 2,817 10,667
Mar 2018 82,049 2,420 13,087
Apr 2018 83,995 1,935 15,022
May 2018 85,967 2,409 17,431
Jun 2018 87,487 1,919 19,350
Jul 2018 89,399 1,944 21,294
Aug 2018 91,144 2,132 23,426
Sep 2018 92,408 1,795 25,221
Oct 2018 94,067 2,013 27,234
Nov 2018 95,961 2,176 29,410
Dec 2018 97,812 1,858 31,268
Jan 2019 99,403 2,189 33,457
Feb 2019 101,337 2,252 35,709
Mar 2019 103,390 2,318 38,027
Apr 2019 105,043 1,859 39,886
May 2019 107,046 2,219 42,105
Jun 2019 108,565 1,726 43,831
Jul 2019 110,447 1,972 45,803
Aug 2019 111,897 1,847 47,650
Sep 2019 113,510 1,705 49,355
Oct 2019 114,884 1,626 50,981
Nov 2019 116,310 1,798 52,779
Dec 2019 118,229 1,843 54,622
Jan 2020 119,847 2,020 56,642
Feb 2020 121,568 1.961 58,603
Mar 2020 122,791 1,390 59,993
Apr 2020 122,923 268 60,261
May 2020 123,348 557 60,818
Jun 2020 123,975 799 61,617
Jul 2020 124,823 999 62,616
Aug 2020 125,420 805 63,421
Sep 2020 125,848 744 64,165
Oct 2020 126,256 750 64,915
Nov 2020 126,683 717 65,632
Dec 2020 127,489 819 66,541
Jan 2021 127,797 791 67,242
Feb 2021 128,319 763 68,005
Mar 2021 128,847 789 68,794
Apr 2021 129,621 679 69,473
May 2021 130,069 967 70,440

* PT = A PT licence code is a code on a NSW driver licence that identifies drivers who meet licence and medical standards required to drive a point to point vehicle or certain public passenger services under relevant transport legislation.

Source DRIVES as at 31 May 2021

 

Disclaimer

From 1 November 2017, the Point to Point Transport Act 2016 and Point to Point Transport Regulation 2017 provided a new regulatory framework for passenger services undertaken in any vehicle with 12 seats or less (including the driver). These include taxis, private hire vehicles (including ride sharing) and some buses. More information on point to point transport is available at www.pointtopoint.nsw.gov.au.

As the regulator for the licensing of drivers and registration of vehicles, Transport for NSW (TfNSW) manages the issuance of registration plates to point to point vehicles and ensures drivers meet required licensing standards. TfNSW publishes monthly statistics for taxi registration plates, taxi registration plates on hold, and relevant driver licence information for the information of the point to point industry and the general public.

TfNSW has taken care to ensure that data published is correct and accurate as possible. However, TfNSW does not warrant, represent or guarantee the accuracy or suitability for any purpose of the information published at this website. TfNSW does not accept any legal liability for any loss or damage arising directly or indirectly from the use of data published at this website. TfNSW recommends that users exercise their own skill, care and judgment with respect to their use of data published including by evaluating the relevance of the material on this website for their purpose.

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