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Commercial passenger vehicle registration conditions – definitions

Under section 43 or 46 of the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017 (CPVI Act), Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria (CPVV) may impose conditions when registering a commercial passenger vehicle, or at any time during the registration.

These are standard conditions for commercial passenger vehicle registration. Note that there may also be individual conditions applied to some registrations. In accordance with the CPVI Act, owners will be notified of any conditions that apply to their registration.

Definitions

In these conditions:

CPVV means Commercial Passenger Vehicles Victoria, the trading name given to the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Commission, which is the regulator for the purposes of the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017

Electronic transaction terminal means any electronic terminal or user interface that has been approved by CPVV to electronically process Multi-Purpose Taxi Program transactions

Multi-Purpose Taxi Program or MPTP is the program providing subsidised commercial passenger vehicle transport for persons with a severe and permanent disability, administered by CPVV

Part 3 permission holder means the person in whose name the vehicle is registered under Part 3 of the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017

Registered vehicle means the vehicle that is registered as a commercial passenger vehicle under section 40 of the Commercial Passenger Vehicle Industry Act 2017

Unbooked commercial passenger vehicle service means a commercial passenger vehicle service that is provided other than as a result of the provision of a booking service

Words that are defined in the Act or in Regulations under the Act have the same meaning in these conditions as in the Act, unless the context provides otherwise.

Conditions

Your commercial passenger vehicle registration is subject to the following conditions:

  1. The Part 3 permission holder must ensure that within the last 12 months, and thereafter on an annual basis, the registered vehicle has passed:
    1. a roadworthy vehicle inspection based on requirements set out in the VicRoads document titled, Vehicle Standards Information Bulletin 26 (VSI 26); or
    2. an inspection process approved by CPVV.
  2. The Part 3 permission holder must provide evidence of having passed an inspection described in (1) on request of an officer of CPVV.
  3. The Part 3 permission holder must notify CPVV in writing within 14 days of becoming aware:
    1. that they are no longer the owner of the registered vehicle, or
    2. that they no longer have permission from the owner to use the vehicle as a commercial passenger vehicle.
  4. The Part 3 permission holder must notify CPVV within 14 days of becoming aware of changes to any details provided at registration, including:
    1. changes to the Part 3 permission holder’s contact details
    2. changes to the vehicle’s registration plate number
    3. whether the vehicle is intended to be used to provide unbooked commercial passenger vehicle services.
  5. The Part 3 permission holder must not use or permit the registered vehicle to be used to provide unbooked commercial passenger vehicle services unless the vehicle:
    1. is fitted with an electronic transaction terminal to process MPTP transactions, and
    2. has tactile registration number signs fitted to the exterior of passenger doors forward of, and level with, the door handles, and
    3. is fitted with number plates that have been issued with the written authority of CPVV, that identify the vehicle as a vehicle that may lawfully provide unbooked commercial passenger vehicle services.

Examples: number plates that are embossed with the word ‘taxi’ or which bear an alphanumeric sequence issued to a licensed taxi prior to 2 July 2018.