Sep 28, 2015

The Victorian Taxi Association (VTA) has launched the findings of independent research from SGS Economics that has measured the economic, social and environmental contribution of the industry to Victoria.

“The results demonstrate the vital role taxis play in transporting the people of Victoria, as well as the significant contribution the industry makes to the Victorian community, economy and environment,” VTA CEO David Samuel said.

“This research quantifies the significant contributions made by the taxi industry to government revenue, as well as through the collection of GST. This underscores the importance of ensuring a level playing field on which to compete for commercial passenger vehicle service providers.”

“The findings highlight the breadth of the work undertaken by taxis in Victoria and the importance for people beyond the inner city for this service to remain viable and ensure their transport needs are met.”

“Taxis play a particularly important role in supporting the independence and mobility of many Victorians, as well as supporting Melbourne’s reputation as a hub for major sporting and cultural events,” Mr Samuel concluded.

A summary of key findings and infographics demonstrating these findings are provided below.

Key findings 

Economic 

Social

Environmental

Read the full report here.

Media generated from the report:

Uber Melbourne: Taxi industry fury as ride share app avoids $208m tax
Herald Sun, 28 September
Governments potentially missing out on millions in tax annually from Uber: taxi industry report
MSN News, 29 September
Vic to regulate ride-sharing service Uber
Nine New, 29 September


Note: Source data available upon request.