Taxis & bicycles
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:
||13 22 27
|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.
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.