Opening a Taxi Account
The taxi e-TAG device qualifies the taxi driver for a reduced toll and the right to on-charge that toll to the passenger. Only drivers with a valid taxi driver's accreditation can obtain taxi e-TAG device. To open a taxi driver or owner account you must first visit the CityLink Customer Service Centre and show your taxi driver's accreditation in person.
Every taxi registered with CityLink by the taxi owner requires three stickers (to be placed on the rear side windows and the dashboard) that state the VTD's rules for the passengers who choose to travel on CityLink in a registered taxi.
Registering a Taxi with CityLink
A taxi driver is not permitted to pass on tolls to the passenger unless they have the following:
- Taxi e-TAG device and Taxi e-TAG holder with the e-TAG correctly placed in the holder.
- Victorian Taxi Directorate (VTD) stickers explaining the toll procedure and prices to passengers. The taxi owner must register the vehicles with CityLink in order to receive the holder and the stickers.
Tolls apply to taxis using CityLink as at 1 July 2012. Passengers pay:
$4.80* for one trip on any section of either Western Link or Southern Link, or
$6.60* for any trip using any section of both Western Link and Southern Link.
Exhibition Street Extension remains toll free.
*All Prices are GST inclusive.
Visit the CityLink Customer Service Centre to open a CityLink Taxi Driver or Owner/Driver account.