Do you want to be your own boss and work flexible hours?

Taxi Driving can be a very rewarding and successful career. More than just a job, drivers enter into agreement with the taxi owner/operator (bailor) whereby the driver (bailee) hires the taxi from the owner/operator and pays a fee for the hire of the taxi which is normally 50% of the shift takings. The bailor pays for the fuel used. Bailee drivers enjoy the benefits of independence and some flexibility in working hours. Subject to the company's code of conduct, drivers are essentially running their own business.

In order to drive for ( Cairns Taxis Limited) , you need to obtain a Driver Authorisation which is issued by Queensland Transport & Main Roads. To apply you will need:

  • A current drivers licence, held continuously for at least the last three (3) years and also the last twelve (12) months an Australian license
  • at least 20 years of age
  • To be in good health
  • Successfully complete a QTDEA (Queensland Taxi Driver English Assessment)
  • Successfully complete a practical driving assessment
  • To have an acceptable driving and criminal history
  • To successfully complete the Taxi Driver Training Course

The nationally accredited TLI Cert II in Driving Operations/Taxicab (Partial Completion) Course is conducted in house by Cairns Taxis (Quick Service) Taxis Ltd who is an RTO, Provider # 32227 and includes the following units:

  • TLIL2060A - Complete induction to the transport industry
  • TLIC2009A - Drive taxicab
  • TLIB2090A - Use communication systems in a taxi cab
  • TLIF2072A - Comply with safety and security procedures
  • TLIH3004A - Identify major roads, services and attractions
  • TLII2019A - Provide taxicab customer service
  • TLIP2037A - Carry out financial transactions and maintain records
  • TLIC2040A - Provide wheelchair accessible taxi services for passengers with disabilities

For more information, phone our information number 4048 8315 during normal business hours or email us at:

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Address: 16 Comport St, Portsmith Q 4870  |  Postal Address: PO Box 200, Bungalow Q 4870
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