Secure taxi rank locations


Secure taxi ranks operate on Friday and Saturday nights (Saturday/Sunday mornings), and some special events, in specified locations. They are staffed by taxi rank marshals and security guards, and CCTV surveillance is in place. Secured taxi ranks ensure:

  • queues are free from inappropriate behaviour
  • supply of taxis at the rank meet demand
  • management of passengers and orderly organisation of share rides
  • customers can ask queries about routes and fares.

Abusive or inappropriate behaviour while waiting in a secured taxi rank queue will not be tolerated. People who behave in this manner will be asked to leave the rank and police will be called in cases of continuing abusive or inappropriate behaviour.

Secure taxi ranks and NightLink FlatFare share ride taxi service (PDF, 1MB)

Brisbane City precincts

Brisbane secure taxi ranks are operated by the Taxi Council of Queensland, in conjunction with the Department of Transport and Main Roads, and Brisbane's 2 taxi booking companies, Black & White Cabs and Yellow Cabs.

  • CBD - Friday and Saturday
    • Eagle Street rank (outside Friday's Nightclub), also NightLink
    • Elizabeth Street rank (opposite the Myer Centre on the right approaching Albert Street)
    • Treasury rank (right hand side of George Street, approaching Queen Street)
    • Edward Street rank (between Elizabeth & Charlotte Streets)
  • Fortitude Valley - Friday and Saturday
    • Wickham Street rank (outside of McWhirters)
    • Ann Street rank (right side of Ann Street, outside X&Y nightclub)
    • Warner Street (Maxi Taxi rank, approaching Wickham Street)
  • Fortitude Valley - Saturday nights only midnight to 5am
    • Brunswick Street North rank (outside Valley Plaza approaching Wickham Street), also NightLink
    • Brunswick Street South rank (outside the Empire Hotel)
  • Caxton Street Valley - Friday 11pm to 3am and Saturday 11pm to 4am
    • Caxton Street rank (outside the Caxton Hotel)

Regional precincts

The regional secure taxi ranks are operated by taxi companies in regional centres and supported by the Department of Transport and Main Roads:

  • Gold Coast:
    • Cavill Avenue (outside Fiddlers Green)
    • Cavill Avenue Flatfare - south side of Cavill Avenue (opposite Fiddlers Green)
    • Orchid Avenue (outside Dolphin Arcade)
    • Oasis Precinct (Surf Parade at Victoria Park)
    • Coolangatta (outside Coolangatta Hotel)
  • Sunshine Coast:
    • Caloundra (Minchinton Street approaching Bulcock Street)
    • Mooloolaba (outside Oceans on the Esplanade)
    • Noosa (outside car park between Noosa Parade and Hastings Street)
  • Cairns: Lake Street (outside the Ergon Building)
  • Townsville: Flinders Street East (outside the disused Sunferries terminal)
  • Mackay: Wood Street (approaching Victoria Street)
  • Rockhampton: Denham Street (left side of Denham Street, when going south away from the mall)
  • Ipswich: Brisbane Street (outside the 24 hour McDonald's)
  • Toowoomba: Margaret Street (outside Fibber Magees)