Point to point transport vehicles
Safety check requirements
All vehicles used to provide point to point transport services must have a safety check (previously called a pink slip) at least once a year. This applies to taxis and hire cars, including rideshare, regardless of vehicle age (that is, even if the vehicle is less than 5 years old).
Depending on registration type and vehicle age, vehicle owners may not receive a reminder from Transport for NSW when the safety check is due.
It is up to service providers and vehicle owners to make sure they complete required safety checks and maintain records.
How do I get a safety check?
Vehicle registration requirements
Vehicles used to provide point to point transport services must be appropriately registered.
Taxis need to be registered for taxi use.
Hire vehicles used substantially for private purposes should be registered for private use. Hire vehicles used substantially for business purposes should be registered for business use.
Changes to taxi plate holds
Registration plates, including taxi registration plates, can be put on hold for a minimum period of 12 months and up to a maximum of five years, subject to payment of a hold fee via a Service NSW Service Centre.
On 1 March 2020, Service NSW and Transport for NSW temporarily allowed customers to leave their taxi plates on hold beyond the initial hold period, waiving the application process and hold fee, to mitigate the impact of COVID-19.
The hold period for these plates will expire on 30 June 2022. If customers would like to retain the right to these plates, one of the following must be done before 1 July 2022.
- Extend the hold period for a minimum of 12 months and pay the hold fee. You or your nominated representative must pay in person at a Service NSW service centre.
- Collect the registration plates and register the taxi at a Service NSW service centre. You must hold a current taxi licence to collect the registration plates. An authorised Taxi Service Provider will need to complete a Taxi Plate Transaction on the Point to Point Transport Commissioner’s Industry Portal prior to visiting Service NSW. For more information on this process, please visit the Point to Point Transport Commissioner’s website or call the Industry Contact Centre on 131 727.
Registration plates that are not collected or extended before 1 July 2022 will be destroyed and the taxi registration (T-plate) number will become available to be issued to another taxi.
For more information, please call Service NSW on 13 22 13.