Hire Car News – New hire car zone boundaries

As part of the ongoing Hire Car News, on 30 June 2014, new hire car zone boundaries will come into effect. It’s important to note the following information about the changes to current hire car zones.

The amended legislation in the Transport (Compliance and Miscellaneous) Act 1983 determines the new hire car zones by combining the new taxi zones as follows:

  • the new metropolitan taxi zone and the new ‘urban and large regional’ taxi zone together form the new metropolitan hire car zone
  • the new regional taxi zone and the new country taxi zone together form the new country hire car zone.

Please note that the metropolitan hire car zone will soon include:

  • the Mornington Peninsula
  • Geelong
  • Ballarat
  • Bendigo.

When the new zone boundaries come into effect on 30 June 2014, the existing operational conditions for metropolitan and country hire cars will not change. However, because of the boundary changes, some country hire cars with operational addresses in the above areas will be reclassified as metropolitan hire cars. The TSC will contact affected operators in writing.