About the Council
Since its foundation in 1990, the Taxi Council SA (TCSA) has served as the peak taxi-cab industry body in South Australia. Its purpose: To lead the taxi industry and enabling it to provide a quality, efficient and demand responsive transport service which achieves customer satisfaction and a fair return for all of its participants.
A democratically structured organisation, the TCSA has strong support from the industry to continue delivering services with its partners for the benefit of members, customers and the industry.
The TCSA fosters the interests and wellbeing of taxi-cab drivers, taxi-cab operators and taxi-cab depots across the State. The TCSA ’s activities fall into key areas of:
- Lobbying with transport (including taxi-cab) decision makers
- Transport policy, strategic planning and legislation/regulation
- Industry performance standards and enhancement
- Licensing and accreditation
- Industry training and skills development
- Fares and fare structures
- Taxi-cab rank planning and operation
- Liaison and co-ordination with other forms of transport
- State and Local government transport planning and programs
- Taxi-cab business development
- Taxi-cab vehicles - standards, fuel, availability
- Taxi-cab systems and equipment - security, meters, tolling
- Federal and International matters - legislation, trends, resource pricing
- Information gathering and dissemination, guides and manuals.
The objectives of the Council are as follows:
The affairs of the Council are managed and controlled exclusively by the Committee of Management which in addition to any powers and authorities conferred by these rules exercise all powers and do all things as are in the objects of the Council, and are not by the Act or by these rules required to be done by the Council in a general meeting
The Committee comprises:
Centralised Booking Service nominees;
Taxi Operators - A number of Taxi Operators who are Ordinary Members, equal to two more than the total number of appointees, and not less than 8 Taxi Operators in total.
A nominee appointed by AFAA or a similar organisation approved by the Committee. A maximum of five (5) Appointees appointed in accordance with Clause 10.6 (b). At least one of the appointees must be an Independent non-industry related entity.
Members of the Taxi Council Committee are:President: Jim Triantafyllou
Vice President: Lakhvir Singh
Secretary: Cheryle Conduit
Treasurer: Paul Bougessis
Country Taxis SA Representative - Chris Brougham
Driver Representative - Navjot Randhawa
Access Fleet Advisory Committee - Louis Zhang
Committee members can be contacted at the Taxi Council by telephone
on Phone: (08) 8301 8400 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
To be eligible for membership of the Council the applicant must hold current operator accreditation approved by the Minister through the Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure.
Membership shall be forfeited upon the sales of their licence, or termination of the member's lease or the cancellation of the member's accreditation unless Life Membership has been granted to a member.
Any member whose subscription is outstanding for more than three months after the due date for payment shall cease to be a member of the Council, provided always that the Committee shall reinstate such a person’s membership on payment of the outstanding balance and any outstanding amount for the current membership year and on any other such terms as the Committee deems fit.
The committee shall have the power to offer life membership to any member whom the committee deems deserving of such membership and under such conditions that the committee deems fit.Click here to download membership application form.
Guidelines For Honorary Life Membership - click here to view honourees
Honorary life membership may be conferred upon any member who has made a notable contribution to the taxi industry.
To be eligible for honorary life membership, an individual shall have made a contribution of lasting importance and have a record of active involvement in the Industry.
The honorary life membership should not be conferred simply as a reward for longevity or passive committee or organizational activity.
Honorary life membership recognizes an accumulation of many years of service.
Normally, the individual should have made a contribution to SATA/TCSA and it should have been of more than limited achievement.
Under extraordinary circumstances, however, an honorary life membership may be awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in the interest of the industry and who is known and respected throughout the Industry.
The honorary life membership should recognize an individual contribution rather than an individual representing the accomplishments of many.
Honorary life memberships are not necessarily given each year, but more than one such honor may be awarded in any given year.
Committee will take nominations for a person felt worthy of honorary life membership. Nominations will be tabled at the following AGM at which a vote will be taken by all members present, to confer this award.
The Secretary will keep a cumulative list of honorary life members with the year in which the honor was awarded, which shall be published annually in TCSA Magazine following the annual meeting.
The recipient will be presented with a plaque proclaiming the honor