Point to Point Transport

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Project overview

Point to point transport provides flexible, convenient options.

Get from A to B via the route you choose, at a time that suits you, for a fare.

Point to point transport includes:

  • Taxis
  • Hire cars
  • Tourist services
  • Rideshare services
  • Other vehicles with 12 seats or less (including the driver) that provide passenger transport services for a fare.

Point to point reforms: safety first

A new regulatory framework for point to point transport began on 1 November 2017, following a reform process that began in mid-2015.

Under the point to point transport reforms taxi service providers and booking service providers (such as traditional hire cars and rideshare) have a primary duty of care to ensure the safety of their services.

Service providers now have greater flexibility in how they ensure their safety obligations are met, as they are best placed to identify, manage and mitigate risks associated with their services.

For more, visit the website of the new industry regulator, the Point to Point Transport Commissioner

Quick links

Taxis

Transport for NSW is responsible for a number of key matters for the taxi industry, including regulating rank and hail fares and deciding the number of licences that can be released into the market.

For more, see our Taxi information page.

Fares

Under the new regulatory framework, fares for booked services (including booked taxi services, traditional hire car, ridesharing and similar services) will not be regulated.

All booking service providers can now set their own fares – but they will need to provide passengers with a fare estimate before the trip begins, along with information identifying the driver and the vehicle.

Booked fares for Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme (TTSS) customers will remain regulated.

Maximum fares for rank and hail taxi services will remain regulated.

For more on booked and taxi fares, see the fact sheets below.

Fares Fact Sheets

Fact sheets on matters such as safety obligations for service providers can be found on the Point to Point Transport Commissioner website

For customers with disability

The NSW Government has committed $15.5 million a year to a 5-point plan which will improve point to point transport services for customers with disabilities. 

Wheelchair Accessible Taxi (WAT) licence fees in metro areas have been reduced to zero, in line with the rest of NSW. 

Other initiatives that have been in place from 1 July 2016 include: 

  • Increasing the maximum Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme (TTSS) subsidy from $30 to $60 per trip
  • Increasing the WAT driver incentive payment from $7.70 (ex. GST) to $15 (ex. GST) per trip
  • Expanding the WAT interest-free loan scheme from $1 million to $5 million to help get more WATs on the road
  • Providing a fully subsidised central booking service for WATs in Sydney, saving businesses that provide these services $2,130 per year.

Transport for NSW has released a draft Transport Disability Incentives and Subsidies (TDIS) discussion paper that will improve subsidies and incentives for point to point transport services for people with a disability. To find out more, see Transport Disability Incentives and Subsidies

A wheelchair accessible taxi (WAT) is a vehicle that has been modified to safely accommodate at least one and up to three wheelchairs
Taxi legislation, licence, fares, security camera specifications, and security system specifications.