The Complete Guide to Becoming a Taxi Driver in Brisbane

The Complete Guide to Becoming a Taxi Driver in Brisbane

Want to fuel your lifestyle by becoming your own boss? If you have the drive to achieve your own success, you could earn a great income by becoming a Brisbane taxi driver. It’s not as hard as you might think. Just follow this simple 3-step guide and you’ll be on your way. Let’s start!

Step 1: Hold an Australian Open Licence

To be a Black & White Cabs taxi driver in Brisbane, you need to have held your open licence (not provisional) for at least 12 months in Australia. Your licence must be valid in Queensland.[

Step 2: Apply for a Driver Authorisation

Before driving for Black & White Cabs in Queensland, you’ll need to complete a Driver Authorisation Application from the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR). Follow these steps:
    1. Complete a Medical Assessment at your local medical centre (take your DA form with you). Find your nearest centre here.
    2. Submit your completed Driver Authorisation Application to the Department of Transport and Main Roads. Approval can take 2-3 weeks. Find your nearest TMR branch here.

Step 3: Become a Driver

You’re now ready to apply to be a Brisbane taxi driver with Black & White cabs! Learn more about doing this and download a New Driver’s Information Kit here, or contact us for a chat about joining the fleet. And we’ll do the rest! By Katie