VHA Chauffeured Cars and Taxi Regulation

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The taxi industry as a whole is rapidly changing every day. Currently, there are various ways one can be transported to their destination. These include by means of tram, train or bus, and also includes the use of an accredited and licensed taxi, unaccredited Uber vehicles, and if you would like to travel in luxury and with highly experienced drivers, there are licenced VHA chauffeured cars.

VHA stands for Victorian Hire Accreditation. To operate chauffeured VHA cars a business has to follow taxi regulations such as:

  • Hire cars can only operate on a pre-booked basis; they can’t be hailed on the street or from a taxi rank
  • All vehicles must be strictly maintained and in Roadworthy Condition at all times.
  • All VHA vehicles must fall within an allowable luxury vehicle list in order to be used as a chauffeured vehicle.
  • They can be luxury sedans, stretched limousines, hybrids and non-luxury vehicles.
  • Hire cars do not meters – charges are negotiated between the business and customer.
  • Hire cars operate within two zones in Victoria – Metropolitan and Country hire car zones. (For more information visit http://taxi.vic.gov.au/owners-and-operators/hire-cars)

Not so long ago, a chauffeured car trip was much more expensive than that of taxis. In Melbourne there were only a few companies operating chauffeured services. Many changes to the taxi industry were implemented recently. Today there are around 5,000 hire car vehicles operating in Victoria. This increase in available services leaves a dent in the luxury and quality often associated with private chauffeured transfers, however due to increased competition, the cost of taking a trip in a chauffeured vehicle today is affordable to everyone.

As the industry has changed, one thing has remained the same; the luxury, quality and professionalism of Just VHA staff that we’ve been building for more than 16 years.

Just VHA’s main focus is on our customer satisfaction. We are a humble, family owned business operating out of Melbourne, with close ties to similar professional transfer services around Australia.

We offer a variety of luxury cars to meet your requirements. Whether you require a car for transfer to the airport or a luxury transfer to a restaurant or theatre for special occasions, we’re here for you. We also offer various types of day tours and sightseeing drives, and will even cater for those who wish to explore the city and go shopping. No matter what your needs are, just let us know and we will help organise the best vehicle for you.

Our cars are our first impression and our pride. They are the face of our business. Our vehicles are serviced regularly – they are safe, clean, comfortable, luxurious and are often the best vehicles in their class.

Our chauffeurs are all mature, well presented, highly professional, discrete, and experienced drivers. They know each twist and turn of the roads and are experts at escaping the ever growing Melbourne traffic.

Just VHA has been operating for 16 years as an independent chauffeured cars business in Melbourne. We have over 5,000 clients and this number is growing every year. Our aim is to double this number by the year 2018. You can help us achieve our goal by booking your next transfer with us!

Call our friendly operator on 0412 244 585 and tell us what car you require. Or simply go to our website www.justvha.com.au and fill out the booking form on the booking page. You can also check the price on our quotes page.

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