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Taxis & bicycles

Taxis & bicycles

Taxi services

The Victorian taxi industry has a fleet of thousands of vehicles across the state. Taxis can be hired by booking over the phone or internet, at a designated cab rank or by flagging down a taxi on the street. A taxi is available for hire if its dome light is illuminated.

Major taxi networks operating within Melbourne are:

Areas covered Operator Telephone
Melbourne metropolitan 13CABS
  • Arrow Taxi Services
  • Black Cabs
  • Eastern Taxis
  • Embassy Taxis
  • Emerald Taxis
  • Maxi Taxi
  • North Suburban Taxis
  • Yarra Valley Taxis
  • Yellow Cabs
13 22 27
(13CABS)
Silver Top Taxis 13 10 08
Outer Melbourne suburban Dandenong Taxis 9791 2111
Frankston Radio Cabs 9786 3322
Pakenham Taxis 5941 1138

To find taxi services within other areas of Victoria, see the list provided by Victorian Taxi Association.

Bicycles

Melbourne Bike Share is a public bike hire scheme whereby the general public can share the use of bicycles to get around Melbourne. Around 50 bike stations are located around inner city Melbourne and a bike can be collected from one of those station and and returned to any other station.

A daily, weekly or annual subscription can be purchased which allows the rider 30 minutes free use of a bicycle during each trip made during the subscription period. Usage fees apply if any of your trips exceed 30 minutes.

It is compulsory that anyone riding a bicycle on a road, bike path or in a public place in Victoria must wear a helmet for protection. Users of Melbourne Bike Share can either bring their own helmet or buy a low-cost helmet from vending machines at designated locations or from selected 7-Eleven convenience stores.

For further information, see Melbourne Bike Share.