Offering professional, safe and reliable service every time

Checker Cabs, offers a safe, reliable and professional transport service for Townsville. Owned and operated by locals, Checker Cabs is underscored by more than 40 years’ experience in the taxi industry in Townsville and North Queensland. We understand that you want value for money and clean, safe vehicles. At Checker Cabs, you have several booking options – phone, app or web. Our aim is to provide the travelling public with a professional and innovative service that offers value for money.

Ride your way with Checker Cabs and experience Townsville’s new taxi company.

It is truly a safe, reliable and professional service – every time
Ride your way with Checker Cabs and experience a fresh and professional taxi service

Travelling in a Checker Cab means your vehicle is clean and your driver is impeccably presented. We offer flat fares so your ride takes the most direct route, avoids unnecessary surge pricing and delivers value for money. Our modern fleet uses continuous satellite tracking as well as state-of-the-art camera systems to provide unrivalled safety, security and convenience at all times.

We also provide, for your convenience a Booked Hire Service – Town Cars

Our Town Car vehicles must be booked in advance via the phone, App or web. Town Cars are an affordable but luxury way to travel and are ideal for an extra special event. All of our Town Cars are fitted with government-approved taxi security cameras and embedded GPS tracking.

We offer a range of payment options (cash, Cabcharge, most credit cards, EFTPOS) for your convenience



Three Levels of Service
Ride your way with Checker Cabs’ and experience a vehicle for every price and any occasion

Standard Taxis

Available for a reliable everyday service. These late model sedans are clean, well maintained and allow up to four passengers to travel comfortably. Styled in tropical yellow, our standard Checker Cab is highly visible on the streets and ranks of Townsville.

Premium taxi service

Sourced from the luxury end of the market, our premium Checker Cab is available for business or corporate travel. An additional booking fee is incurred if specifically booked. However, there is no additional charge if it hailed from a rank or is the only available taxi.

Wheelchair accessible service

Our wheelchair accessible vehicles are also styled with our signature yellow and have the capacity to transport groups of five to ten people, wheelchair passengers as well as luggage or bulky items. Drivers of wheelchair accessible vehicles are trained to ensure that wheelchair passengers are treated with care, consideration and safety. These may also be used for outings such race days, staff functions, small group tours or airport transfers.

Flexible, efficient booking

Booking through our App is cheap and easy. The Checker Cab App will automatically detect your location and message you on approach. Using our App means you can track your journey through GPS and pay through your stored credit card details, allowing you a seamless exit at the end of your journey. You can also rate your ride and help us to improve our services to you.

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Ring our phone number and be efficiently connected to a Checker Cab.


Careers with Checker Cabs

Checker Cabs is always searching for new and enthusiastic drivers. If you like driving and love to ‘have a chat’, we urge you to consider taxi driving as a new career. Checker Cabs can offer a flexible work schedule, good income and excellent social interaction all within one of our air-conditioned vehicles. Professional taxi driving can assist the transition between full-time work and retirement, can supplement your income or provide a completely new career path. We have developed a comprehensive induction program to ensure you are well trained and comfortable from your very first shift. Checker Cabs offers unparalleled support through dedicated fleet supervisors, while our custom-built depot provides drivers with clean, modern and secure amenities. As a professional Checker Cab driver you will find a rewarding career, fresh opportunities and flexibility to work as many or as few shifts as you need.

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Lost Property

Drivers hand all lost items to our administration depot within a 24-hour period. If you need to recover lost items, our support team can be contacted during business hours (Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 4.00pm) on phone 4426 2884. You may also lodge a query at anytime via email - Please use the subject line Lost Property and provide clear details to assist us to locate your item. We will do our very best to reunite you with your lost property.

It is truly a safe, reliable and professional service – every time

Information for Wheelchair Passengers (ordering, payment etc) DOWNLOAD
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Supreme Automotive Centre trading as Checker Cabs (ABN 67 635 794 268). 31-33 Keane Street Currajong Townsville 4812

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