Additional financial assistance for the taxi and limousine industry
The Queensland Government has announced additional financial assistance of $23 million to support the taxi and limousine industry through the economic impacts of COVID-19 and to ensure services can continue to operate.
This follows the relief to the personalised transport industry as part of a $54.5 million transport industry package announced on 25 April 2020.
The financial assistance will be delivered through one-off lump sum payments of:
- $1,000 per licence to taxi and limousine licence holders
- $3,500 per licence to taxi and limousine operators
- $1,000 per licence as an additional incentive payment for wheelchair accessible taxi operators
- $1,500 per vehicle to authorised booking entities for each affiliated taxi or limousine, capped at 1,000 vehicles, for entities that provide booking services predominantly for taxis and/or limousines.
Applications to access this funding have now closed. Successful applicants will be notified by QRIDA. Contact QRIDA if you have any questions.
The assistance recognises the key role the taxi and limousine industry plays in keeping people moving across the state and providing transport for people to get to work, buy food or medical supplies, and attend essential appointments. It is designed to help the industry unite and recover.