The Complete Guide to Becoming a Taxi Driver in Perth

The Complete Guide to Becoming a Taxi Driver in Perth

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Sandy beaches, riverside parks and cultural diversity makes Perth a vibrant and beautiful city. With its mild winters and warm summers, Perth is officially Australia’s sunniest city. Black & White Cabs has landed in Perth and it’s a great time to join our growing family. If you would like to be your own Boss, you could earn a great income by becoming a professional Perth driver with Black & White Cabs. It’s easy! Just follow our 5-step guide and you’ll be on your way.

Step 1: National Police Certificate (NPC)

  • Application for your NPC can be made from an accredited agency. (Australia Post)
  • The NPC must be no older than three months.
  • You will need to bring 4 types of ID into a participating Post Office to complete an application in person. Find your nearest one – Click here

Step 2: Department of Transport- Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre

  • Apply for a Metropolitan T (Taxi) extension on your drivers licence, which will qualify you to carry fare paying passengers in a taxi.
To be eligible you must:
  • Be over 20 years of age.
  • Have held a relevant drivers licence for a minimum of three (3) years.
To apply for the T (Taxi) extension you will need to provide the following documents: Find your nearest Driver and Vehicle Services (DVS) Centre > DVS

Step 3: ABN & GST

Step 4: Medical Assessment form.

  • You will need a Medical Assessment  form plus a Fitness to Drive Form (M107A) completed by your doctor, who will then return these forms  to DoT. Detailed instructions are provided on the form.

Step 5: Taxi ID Card.

  • Approval will be received by mail
  • Once approved to hold a T Endorsement please attend the On-demand Transport office with your valid Western Australian Driver’s Licence to have a photo taken and collect your Western Australian Taxi ID card.

Step 6: Association with TDS- Black & White Cabs (WA) Pty Ltd.

  • Complete an Association Agreement and apply for a PIN number.
  • Register into the course to suits your availability

Step 7: Association with TDS- Black & White Cabs (WA) Pty Ltd.

  • Complete the one day course with our professional Trainer.
  • Your PIN is then activatedby Black & White Cabs
If you need more information contact Black & White Cabs on 1300 159 147 or alternatively visit our website on and fill in your details. One of our friendly staff will contact you to assist you with your application. Driver Engagement Team[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]