Important changes for any Hire Cars, Charter Vehicles, Private Hire, Shuttles and any other non-Taxi vehicles in your fleet.

By August 19, 2016General Updates

In May, the Payments System Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia announced new Standards relating to card payments. The changes start from 1 September 2016.

The new Standards apply to MasterCard, Visa and some American Express credit card systems, and the eftpos, MasterCard and Visa debit card and prepaid card systems. As a result of this change, Cabcharge is no longer able to accept these cards, using Cabcharge merchant facilities, electronic or paper, from 29 August for Hire Care merchants. If we feel you may be affected we shall be writing to you with specific details.


These new Standards do not apply to payment in taxis and there are no changes for taxis in your fleet. The changes do apply to payments in other personalised or point to point transport. For updated information on how this may affect you, please visit our Cabcharge Merchant Partners website at