Information for the NSW Taxi Industry
Bailees and bailors in the Taxi Industry within the Metropolitan Transport District are not covered by the National Workplace Relations System and the Fair Work Act 2009 and still remain within the NSW Industrial Relations System governed by the provisions of the Taxi Industry (Contract Drivers) Contract Determination, 1984.
Schedule 1 of the Contract Determination prescribes two methods of payment being Commission and Set Pay- in with the method of payment to be determined by the bailee.
The Contract Determination provides for permanent and casual engagement:
- Permanent: Regularly takes a taxi cab on bailment from the same bailor for five shifts per week or at least 220 night shifts per year. A permanent bailee is entitled to paid annual leave, sick leave and long service leave.
- Casual: Is a bailee not being permanent and with no entitlement to any paid leave.
- Termination: For permanent bailees one weeks notice by either party is required. No notice is required for a casual bailee.
To help with the coverage of the Taxi Industry (Contract Drivers) Contract Determination, 1984 and who it applies to the following table of transport metropolitan district and suburbs may assist:
City of Sydney
City of Sydney
Baulkham Hills Shire
Ermington and Rydalmere
Cabramatta and Canley Vale
Transport Administration Regulation
This contract determination only applies to the transport metropolitan district as prescribed by the Transport Administration Act 1988.
Taxi Industry Webinar
If you are an owner, operator or driver of a Taxi operating in the Greater Metropolitan Transport District (Sydney) then this webinar will provide all the details about the minimum taxi industry terms and conditions that must be met.
This webinar provides details regarding obligations under the Taxi Industry(Contract Drivers) Contract Determination 1984, including detail relating to bailors and bailees, different types of payment methods, record keeping requirements and annual, sick and long service leave requirements.
*This webinar was recorded in April 2020, and lasts 49 minutes.
Taxi Industry webinar slides (PDF, 1.7 MB)