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Unbooked fares - Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo

Unbooked services: where you get a taxi from a rank, or flag one from the street. The fares for unbooked services vary based on distance, journey duration and how many passengers are travelling. Additional charges can apply if you travel on some public holidays, late at night, make an electronic payment or use toll roads.

Note that these fares rates are maximum rates. Providers may charge less than the rates displayed below.

Fare Structure 1: rates based on ‘time or distance’ charging

Under this fare structure, in addition to the fixed flagfall, your fare rate depends on the speed at which the vehicle is moving. You will pay according to either the distance covered (while the vehicle is moving quickly) or the time spent (while the vehicle is moving slowly). The total fare will likely include a combination of these time and distance charges.

Maximum fares for unbooked trips from 15 September 2022

Rate

Flag fall

Distance

(applies if the speed is above 21km per hour)

Time

(applies if the speed is below 21km per hour)

Standard rate - for vehicles carrying up to four passengers

$4.00

$2.004 per kilometre

$0.715 per minute

High occupancy rate - for five or more passengers (including a person(s) who use a wheelchair or other mobility aid) or where the hirer specifically requests a larger than standard vehicle regardless of the number of passengers (except where the booking is for a person(s) who use a wheelchair or other mobility aid)

$4.00

$3.093 per kilometre

$1.083 per minute

Fare Structure 2: rates based on ‘time and distance’ charging

Under this fare structure, in addition to the fixed flagfall, your fare depends on the overall journey time and distance – regardless of how fast the vehicle travels. Time and distance rates both apply for the whole journey. Under this fare structure, you can calculate what your journey should cost, without needing to know how fast you were travelling.

Maximum fares for unbooked trips from 15 September 2022

Rate

Flag fall

Distance

(applies at all times throughout the journey)

Time

(applies at all times throughout the journey)

Standard rate - for vehicles carrying up to four passengers

$4.00

$1.661 per kilometre

$0.546 per minute

High occupancy rate - for five or more passengers (including a person(s) who uses a wheelchair or other mobility aid) or where the hirer specifically requests a larger than standard vehicle regardless of the number of passengers (except where the booking is for a person(s) who uses a wheelchair or other mobility aid)

$4.00

$2.739 per kilometre

$0.594 per minute

Maximum Extras

Maximum fares for unbooked trips from 15 September 2022

Late night fee

  • from midnight to 6am
  • from 7pm Friday and Saturday nights to 6am the morning   immediately after

$3.80

Holiday fee

$4.65

CPV Levy Recovery Fee

Pass-through

Cleaning fee

A reasonable cleaning fee applies if a passenger soils the vehicle with food, drink or bodily fluids

Up to $120

The holiday fee applies all day on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, and from 6pm on New Year's Eve. It also applies from 7pm on evenings prior to other Victorian public holidays until 6am the morning of the public holiday. The late-night fee does not apply during the holiday fee period. Charges may also apply to electronic payments and toll roads.

Remember: Speak to your service provider, or driver, if you have any questions about the fare or other fees and charges – and remember to ask for a receipt.

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Fare information for unbooked services must be displayed on the inside of the taxi, clearly visible to you (the passenger), and on the outside of the taxi on the left-hand side.

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