Melbourne Taxi Hire and UBER

Melbourne has many taxi companies and cab firms for hire. Please be sure you are using a Victorian Taxi Directorate (VTD) regulated company. Victorian Taxis are now prepaid fares after 10pm.

Check out the Taxi Fare Estimator. It will estimate your taxi fare based on pick-up and drop-off points anywhere in Victoria.

To book a taxi in regional Victoria, please refer to your local telephone directory.

To book a Wheelchair Accessible Taxi in Melbourne, call 9265 4602 or 9277 3877.

Company name Phone number
Silver Top Taxi Service 13 1008
13CABS 13 2227
Western Suburb Taxi 9689 1144
Dandenong Taxis (outer-suburban zone) 9791 2111
Frankston Taxis (outer-suburban zone) 9786 3322


In 2016, the Victorian State Government passed legislation that allowed UBER to operate however a nominal levy is paid on each fare to compensate private cab companies who paid for operator licences. 

Melbourne Airport has now set up dedicated UBER pick-up point which is located between the terminal buildings and the ParkRoyal Hotel.

The My Guide Melbourne team checked it out recently and were impressed by how easy it was.

Get a fare estimate via this Uber link

Download the UBER App here