Taxi and passenger transport

Vehicle standards and signage

All vehicles used for a passenger transport service in South Australia need to meet road safety and basic amenity standards as required by current legislation and by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI).

Vehicles must be checked at approved vehicle inspection stations prior to being used as a passenger transport vehicle. To ensure they continue to meet the required standards, taxis must have six-monthly inspections, and chauffeur, special purpose and rideshare vehicles must have annual inspections.

Additional requirements for taxis include audio and video recording in all vehicles and the use of meters for fares.


All passenger vehicles must display the following signs:

  • booking service or operator details
  • vehicle inspection sticker on the windscreen front left hand corner.

There are two approved identifiers that must be displayed on rideshare vehicles, whenever the vehicle is available for hire:

  • a removable identification label must be displayed on the bottom left hand side of the front windscreen
  • an approved sticker must also be displayed on the rear number-plate.

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Page last updated 6 April 2017

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