Australia has had a reasonably well-regulated taxi industry and big names in the business enjoyed near monopoly in the regions they serviced. While their stranglehold is slated to change over the coming weeks.
Here is a list of Major players in the Australian taxi industry
- Silver Top Taxi
- 13 Cabs NSW, Adelaide
- Premier Cabs, Sydney
- Taxi Maxi Melbourne, Victoria
- Bayside Taxi
- Swan Taxi – Perth WA
- Black & White Taxis
- Yellow Cabs Brisbane
- 13ecab Tasmania
- Yellow Cabs
- Hobart Maxi Taxis
Victoria has 5636 taxi licences, of which 636 are wheelchair accessible. In September 2015 the value of once license stood at $270,000 and over the next 12 months, i.e., September 2016, this value plummeted to $160,000.
Interestingly, just about 8 businesses own anything in excess of 10 licences. Many of the smaller players operate within the networks of the bigger players.
There are about 15,000 active taxi drivers clocking about 35 million trips every year. The Gange family holds about 118 licences and are also owners of Silver Top which has a network of some 2000 taxis.
Cabcharge which also owns 13 Cabs has 24 taxi licences in its pocket in the name of Black Cabs and six more under the name of Arrow Taxi services. Cabcharge also has links with the Granger family which is a veteran player in the Australian taxi industry with 24 licenses under its belt.
Following is the region-wise top taxi companies in Australia
Taxi Maxi Melbourne
Taxi Maxi Melbourne has over 12 years of experience in the taxi business and has earned itself an exalted place among customers with over 98% customer satisfaction levels. This service provides latest model vehicles, private cars, and chauffeured cars in Melbourne at competitive prices. Expert and experienced drivers ensure commitment as well as quality. Many customer reviews point to this service as very reliable, friendly and affordable. Other options in Melbourne include 13Cabs and Silver Top Taxis.
Silver Top – Melbourne
This is another option for hiring taxis in Melbourne. Customer reviews for this service, however, tilt more towards the negative side and therefore, you may want to exercise abundant caution while hiring this service
Bayside Cab service is another option you have in the Melbourne area. The service offers clean and luxurious taxis on time and assures comfortable and relaxed travel in their cars.
Yellow Cabs of Victoria
Yellow Cabs of Victoria is an owner operated service in Greater Victoria and has been rendering top-notch service since 1921. The service assures reliable and comfortable vehicles to meet business and personal needs of customers. They also claim to be above the average taxi companies that you can find. The combined fleet of the service exceeds 110 taxicabs that are available on a 24×7 basis as well as wheelchair accessible vehicles and more than 70 hybrid vehicles. It assures its passengers’ most convenient taxis in Victoria and her neighbourhoods.
Major taxi companies in Sydney are Premier Cabs, Silver Service and Taxi Sydney, though you have a number of other options too.
Premier cabs offer a wide range of services in the Sydney metropolitan area and her neighbourhoods. No matter you are a single individual or a group, Premier cabs have the answer to all your surface transportation needs in Sydney.
Silver service offers a wide array of options including wheelchair accessible transport, parcel service, door to door service, and airport transfers. However, this service has a mixed bag of good and bad customer reviews and therefore taking a balanced view may be necessary.
Swan Taxis claim to be the largest service in the Perth area to provide you with the services beyond you expected. They are even offering some great discounts for bookings up to January 1, 2018. There is also a flat fare option via an app. The discount will be included in the flat fare, and the passenger will know the exact amount to be paid before he boards the taxi. This is however in addition to the metered fare that is traditionally offered.
Yellow Cabs Brisbane offers cabs for 1 to 10 passengers and a wide range of accessibility options. With a fleet of versatile Maxi Taxis and experienced expert drivers, the service offers a luxurious experience.
This service comes with over 10 years of experience in the industry and assures excellent customer service and quality taxis. The service is available throughout the year servicing Greater Hobart and her neighbourhoods.
Hobart Maxi Taxis
Hobart Maxi taxis have a fleet of 9 Toyota Hiace and 5 LDV Simca and specialize in transporting special need/ wheelchair reliant customers throughout Greater Tasmania and her neighbourhoods. This service works in conjunction with United Taxis to ensure that the customers, drivers and vehicles are always well cared for.
As you would have noticed, these are only some of the leading taxi operators in different regions of Australia. Depending on your specific needs, there are several other big and small service providers in all major cities and towns across Australia. Customers looking for these services from November 2017 can also expect a significantly improved experience in the wake of sweeping changes that have impacted the Australian taxi industry in recent weeks.class="read_more">Read More