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Fare calculation devices in commercial passenger vehicles

We have a new fare calculation device specification, which was introduced on 2 July 2018. The specification sets the performance criteria for these devices.

Performance criteria apply to all fare calculation devices in commercial passenger vehicles providing unbooked (rank and hail) services in the Melbourne metropolitan and urban and large regional zones. From 1 February 2019, all fare calculation devices must comply with the new specifications.

It is illegal to use a commercial passenger vehicle to provide unbooked services (those hailed from the street or requested at a taxi rank in the Melbourne metropolitan or urban and large regional zones without a fare calculation device that is fully functional.

Fines and/or rectification notices may be issued if a fare calculation device is not installed.

Make sure your fare calculation device is working

Drivers and vehicle owners need to ensure their fare calculation devices are operating in their vehicles at all times, when providing unbooked services.

Functional operation and installation

The fare calculation device must:

  • be able to be clearly seen in every seat facing forward in the commercial passenger vehicle
  • accurately record and display the fare and charges applicable to each passenger
  • be programmed to ensure receipts issued to passengers comply with the regulations
  • interface with other equipment and systems approved by Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria, so commercial passenger vehicle trips subsidised under any Victorian Government-funded program meet the requirements in the Multi Purpose Taxi Program Data Collection Provider Package V2.5 - 31 May 2018
  • be secured inside the vehicle, or in a mounting designed to secure it
  • be examined and tested by an authorised vehicle tester if requested by Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria
  • not be located or installed in a way that could cause injury to anyone in a commercial passenger vehicle while it is operating
  • be tamper resistant.

Fare calculation devices and booked commercial passenger vehicle services

Approved fare calculation devices are not required in commercial passenger vehicles providing booked services (e.g. hire cars or rideshare vehicles).

Types of approved fare calculation devices

Device make

Model(s)

Cabcharge

XUS 6000
Europa XUS 7000
Fareway Plus

Martin Meters

Mk 5 si
Mk 5 si series 2
Mk6

Net-Cabs Pty Ltd

Oiii Vehicle Dispatch System (VDS)

Schmidt Electronics Laboratories

G3 Mk 2
G4
G5

Approved fare calculation device suppliers

Cabcharge

Telephone

1800 652 229

02 9332 9222

Mail

152–162 Riley Street
East Sydney, NSW, 2010
info@cabcharge.com.au

Martin Meters

Telephone

9335 1551

Mail

PO Box 393
Kilmore, VIC, 3764

Net-Cabs Pty Ltd

Telephone

8394 6812

0414 952 987

Mail

F56, 63 Turner Street
Port Melbourne, VIC, 3207

Schmidt Electronics Laboratories

Telephone

9546 6990

Mail

153 Osborne Avenue
Clayton South, VIC, 3169

Information for fare calculation device suppliers

Fare calculation device suppliers are invited to make submissions for approval of their device. For further information regarding the approval process please contact CPVV on 1800 638 802.