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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.

Contract Determination

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

Northern

Southern

Eastern

Western

City of Sydney

Baulkham Hills Shire

Castlereagh

Dundas

Eastwood

Ermington and Rydalmere

Hunter's Hill

Hornsby Shire

Ku-ringgai

 

Lane Cove

Manly

Mosman

North Sydney

Richmond

Ryde

Warringah Shire

Willoughby

Windsor

Bankstown

Bexley

*Bulli Shire

Cabramatta and Canley Vale

•Camden

Campbelltown

Canterbury

Darlington

Enfield

Erskineville

Fairfield

Hurstville

Ingleburn

Kogarah

Liverpool

Marrickville

Nepean Shire

Newtown

Rockdale

St. Peters

Sutherland

• Wollondilly Shire

Alexandria

Botany

Mascot

Paddington

Randwick

Redfern

Vaucluse

Waterloo

Waverley

Woollahra

Annandale

Ashfield

Auburn

Balmain

Blacktown Shire

Burwood

Concord

Drummoyne

Glebe

Granville

Holroyd

Homebush

Leichhardt

Lidcombe

Parramatta

Penrith

Petersham

Strathfield

St. Mary's

Transport Administration Regulation

This contract determination only applies to the transport metropolitan district as prescribed by the Transport Administration Act 1988.

Factsheets

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 2017, and lasts 52 minutes.