Taxi Drivers Financial Assistance Scheme

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Closes 27 Nov 2020

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for financial assistance, taxi drivers must satisfy the Department that between 22 March 2020 and 30 September 2020 they have experienced significant loss of income and meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • were working or available for work as a self-employed taxi driver;
  • directly incurred overhead costs and expenses, which may include personal protective equipment expenses;
  • had a valid taxi driver’s licence; and
  • had valid taxi insurance covering driving for hire and reward.


Taxi drivers who work or are engaged solely in the provision of funeral services will not be eligible.

The one off support payment will be issued to successful applicants who meet the eligibility criteria above during the period stipulated. 

Further Information

Further information about this scheme is available in the Taxi Driver Financial Assistance Scheme Guidance . 

You should read this guidance to check eligibility before you apply.