On Demand Booking Service Authorised Provider

From the 1st April 2019, Drivers that provide personal transport and or Airport Transfer etc are required to register with the Department Of Transport, their details and collect a 10% Taxi Buy Back Levy fee within their charges to subsidies Taxi’s that are willing to part with their Taxi Plate  ownership.

On-demand passenger transport is the transport of passengers for hire or reward where the passenger or hirer determines the locations for the beginning and end of the journey, as well as the time of travel.

Jonathan Ellis – Trading As My Getaway Driver has been Authorised with ODBS Authorisation Number 1000100 and are Authorised via the Department Of Transport to Operate / Take bookings in Western Australia with their convenient online booking APP

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Please note that this search service is provided as a guide to the authorisation status of a relevant booking service at the time of the check. It is, however, not conclusive proof that a booking service holds an authorisation. If you are concerned about the status of an authorisation after using this service, you can contact on-demand transport by contacting the Department Of Transport Direct at 1300660147

The above ODBS Search of providers only works via a desktop computer browser not via mobile browser.

Nyepi Day, falls on 7th March this year, a day of silence, celebrating the start of the Hindu new year, for the Balinese this is a time to reflect on the year past and plan for the year ahead.

Nyepi is a Balinese “Day of Silence” that is commemorated every Isakawarsa (Saka new year) according to the Balinese calendar. It is a Hindu celebration mainly celebrated in Bali, Indonesia. Nyepi, a public holiday in Indonesia, is a day of silence, fasting and meditation for the Balinese. The day following Nyepi is also celebrated as New Year’s Day. On this day, the youth of Bali in the village of Sesetan in South Bali practice the ceremony of Omed-omedan or ‘The Kissing Ritual’ to celebrate the new year. The same day celebrated in India as Ugadi.


Nyepi Day Celebrations

Observed from 6 a.m. until 6 a.m. the next morning, Nyepi is a day reserved for self-reflection, and as such, anything that might interfere with that purpose is restricted. The main restrictions are no lighting fires (and lights must be kept low); no working; no entertainment or pleasure; no traveling; and, for some, no talking or eating at all. The effect of these prohibitions is that Bali’s usually bustling streets and roads are empty, there is little or no noise from TVs and radios, and few signs of activity are seen even inside homes. The only people to be seen outdoors are the Pecalang, traditional security men who patrol the streets to ensure the prohibitions are being followed.


Nyepi Day Dates

Although Nyepi is primarily a Hindu holiday, non-Hindu residents and tourists are not exempt from the restrictions. Although they are free to do as they wish inside their hotels, no one is allowed onto the beaches or streets, and the only airport in Bali remains closed for the entire day.

Also to note that the day after is the Hindu New Year Day and as such may be troublesome travelling in and out of Bali and should also be avoided on this day.

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The only exceptions granted are for emergency vehicles responding to life-threatening conditions and women about to give birth.

Booking Tax Invoices and 24 Hour Confirmation

Booking Confirmation System that we use

At My Getaway Driver we use an automated booking in system so that customers can see our available time slots and self book in them selves.

The picture here, shows our online booking system with Friday 1st sime slots which are available to prebook.

Once a customer requests a time slot, the system automatically books out an hour after the job + another 45 mins so that the next job we have ample time to get to as it could be anywhere in the Perth Metro area.

On Demand Booking Service DoT ODBS

Once we receive the booking we double check that the driver is actually available and a car and then we invoice out to the customer to “check all details” and lock in the appointment.

In this example you will see that it is a 9:30am pick up from the customers home address in Barragup for Thu 28th Feb and going to T2 Perth Domestic

Tax Invoice to confirm details and direction of travel

Confirmation Stage 1

Customer checks through the invoiced Tax Invoice booking and by paying this invoice, confirms that all details are correct. Please note that if it was 9:30pm that we would further clarify that by entering the details as 21:30pm so there is NO confussion.

This also clearly shows that the vehicle to pick them up will arrive at 9:30am at their home address and not the other way round.

Once paid, this booking is then confirmed and nobody else can book that time slot.

Confirmation Stage 2

Approximately midday before the day of your travel we text the given mobile number with a screen shot of the booking so that, customer gets confirmation that driver is allocated and will turn up but most importantly the customer can double check the following details

Date and Time of Appointment for Transport

Direction Of Booking ie pick up and drop off locations

On Demand Booking Service Text Confirmation

On the above appointment you will see that it is booked for 18:45pm, for an Airport Transfer pick up and that we will pick up at T2 ( Terminal 2 ) Perth Airport going to Secret Harbour.

At My Getaway we do this for every booking so that if there is a problem and the wrong details are entered, we have two instances were this error can be picked up on and rectified before the appointment.

The above two processes 1. Tax Invoice being set out and 2. Text notification with screen shot give the customer clarity on booking and the option to rectify it should the details be wrong

If customer does not pick up on both of these and driver turns up at the correct address on the paperwork but customer is at the other then its clearly the customer who has not checked and no refund or credit voucher is due.

If My Getaway Driver does not pick up and we miss your appointment all together and do not arrange an alternative as per our Pledge Policy, then the Three Free Trips on the Policy then applies

Our Pledge to pick you up or Three Free Trips to you

Our Pledge to pick you up or Three Free Trips to you

Pricing to increase as per DoT ODBS Fees

Price Changes due to On-Demand Passenger Transport Levy

From 01 April 2019, the WA State government will introduce a 10% On-Demand Passenger Transport Levy on all bookings to fund the Taxi plate buyback scheme.

The WA government has stated in the media that fares should not increase by 10% as operators will have reduced costs from the new legislation. Unfortunately this has not been the case, as not only do drivers and vehicles need to be registered and authorized, booking companies now also need to be authorized and pay additional annual fees.

Whilst every attempt has been made to keep the costs down, as a result of these changes, our prices will increase for all bookings taken from 01 April 2019 onward, but these will be limited to no more than the 10% levy.



On Demand Booking Service Charges

This 10% will be itemized as an additional line item on tax invoices as we do not see this money but have to pay directly to Department of Transport.

Full details regarding the On Demand Booking Services and Taxi Plate Buy Back Scheme can be found at DoT Omnibus Website

As an authorized charter company, you can be assured you will always receive a safe and reliable journey.

Kwinana Freeway Northbound Widening Russell Road to Roe Highway

Kwinana Freeway Widening

As from 31st October, the Kwinana Freeway Northbound between Russell Road to Roe Highway will begin roadworks to widen from the current two lanes to three lanes.

Whilst this work is in effect, traffic will most probably be reduced to 80Kph and may see lane reductions to just one whilst some work is being done.

As such, My Getaway Driver – Transport Services recommend that passengers travelling to Perth CBD and especially Perth Airport Transfers allow extra time added to their journeys.

My Getaway Driver – Transport Services will undoubtedly try to avoid any roadworks with alternative routes that we can use, our main choice being to use Thomas Road and Tonkin Hwy as indicated.



Alternative Route for Airport Transfers



Please note that with the above works being carried out, others will most probably adopt that route as well so expect extra traffic / delays on the alternative route.







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So why is this work planned ?

Kwinana Freeway is the main artery servicing the southern section of the Perth Metropolitan Area and the South West. It also forms part of a freight route between Fremantle Port and Perth’s industrial areas.

Significant growth in traffic volumes over recent years has resulted in congestion and flow breakdown on Kwinana Freeway northbound, south of Roe Highway.

Over 75 per cent of crashes on this section of road are potentially dangerous rear-end collisions involving a higher than average proportion of heavy vehicles.


What are the rules regarding kids and seatbelts within Rideshare / Omnibus vehicles ?
Let us explain …………………………..
My Getaway Driver operate under the Omnibus rules and regulations and as such, do not have to carry / use child seats within our vehicles when we do Airport Transfers etc
We do however extend to customers that they can use their own childseats within our vehicles and if travelling abroad, these childseats can be kept with us for safe keeping until they return and have the same driver / vehicle and their own childseats waiting for them to use on the return trip.
Under WA law, all drivers and passengers are required to wear a seat belt. Passengers under the age of 16 must be appropriately restrained according to the seatbelt rules of the state.
In WA, on 26th June 2018, the Road Safety Commission is updating the laws regarding child restraints for taxi / Rideshare / omnibus drivers.
Drivers will be responsible for ensuring passengers aged one to seven years old are restrained appropriately in adult seat belts if children seats are not available. Omnibus licence holders will be liable to be penalised if they do not ensure all children under seven are restrained appropriately in their vehicle.
Children under the age of one are able to be held by a caregiver who is over 16 years of age and not in the front seat of the vehicle.
In vehicles with multiple rows of seats, children under the age of seven must sit in the rear of vehicle unless all other seats are filled with other passengers under the age of seven.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to carry seats in my vehicle ?
No. In other cities around the world there are products that do require you to have a child seat but here in Perth these products do not currently exist. If you do have a child seat that you would like to make available to your riders, please store this in the boot of your car so you can still accommodate a full car of adult riders and can access the child seat if/when needed.
What if the Child under 7 refuses to put on the adult seat belt ?
This responsibility falls down to the parents of the child and if the child will not wear the seatbelt or sit still, then due to safety regulations, the trip / booking will have to be terminated.
Under Rideshare / Omnibus regulations, all riders and driver-partners are expected to follow relevant road rules – such as wearing seat belts.
If a rider will not wear a seat belt, remind them that it is a legal requirement and that you cannot drive until their seat belt is securely buckled. If they still refuse to wear a seat belt, the Department Of Transport recommend you cancel the trip. Customers will be liable for the cost of the cancelled trip.

Ten Top Travel Tips


Ten Travel Tips

If this is your first time traveling abroad – or maybe you just need a refresher – here’s a list of 10 tips you should do or bring before your trip.



  1. Check-in with your Health providers – Doctor, Dentist and insurance cover. Double check and make sure that you have all of the proper vaccinations and that you don’t have any outstanding teeth issues, a lot of our clients recommend QVC Dental Baldivis & Port Kennedy etc and that you have renewed all essential prescriptions.  Also ask your medical insurance provider if your policy applies overseas for emergencies. If it doesn’t, consider adding extra coverage,  consider inexpensive  Post Office Insurance through locally owned and operated Baldivis Post Office owned by Scott, an award winning Post Office.

    QVC Dental Baldivis & Port Kennedy



     Scott Burnham from Baldivis Post Office

  2. Take copies of your passport. If your passport gets lost or stolen you want to be sure that you can still get back into the country, or be able to prove your citizenship.
  3. Leave a copy of your passport. For extra backup, leave a copy of your passport at home or with someone you trust. Consider making an electronic copy you can store in your email account as well.

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  1. Make sure your credit card will work in the country you’re visiting. Not all countries accept the outdated magnetic-strip cards. Most have now switched almost completely to the more secure chip-and-PIN technology, if you don’t have a credit card, consider the ultimate travel companion with $0 annual fee from Bankwest. It can even be paired with a Bankwest Halo ring for ease of carrying ( or not carrying as you wear it )
  2. Research your holiday destination before you go – This will make sure you get the full potential of your time in the desired destination, even better is to book with Mobile Travel Agents – Chris Pain who can both guide you through where you are planning on going and give you the best deal and also discuss options at the destination.
  3. Take a Travel charger / adapter – Countries have different size plugs and voltage. So if you want to use your iPod, make sure you can charge it.
  4. Activate your phones global activities – There’s usually a charge for doing this, but it is much less than the roaming charges you’ll get if you don’t. Also consider a PrePaid TravelSIM+



  1. Pack an extra set of clothes in your carry-on bag – Don’t be one of those travelers decked out in J’adore Paris apparel because the airline lost your luggage and you have nothing else to wear.
  2. To check a bag or not to check bag – Each airline has its own set of guidelines as to how many bags can be checked or carried on for free. Make sure to look up what your airline’s rules are to avoid any incremental fees.
  3. Arrange someone to look out for your home whilst your away – When you are thousands of miles away, the last thing you want is a phone call from a neighbor saying your house has been burgled. Arrange someone to be a designated key holder and clear your post, free newspapers while your away. Also if you live in the City Of Rockingham area, consider the Councils free Holiday Watch program that is available to you.


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Regular Travellers bodies crave Energy, but Energy Drinks and sugary snack bars are not the answer

By Lisa Byfield – Health / Wellness advocate and Zija Distributor

Drink / food cravings are an everyday thing for most of us, and when we approach them as an intricate language between the body, brain, and spirit rather than something to be resented or ignored; they can be extremely useful in improving health.

The challenge with cravings is that we have to know how to translate them, and this doesn’t come easily. The majority of us have spent our lives ignoring the internal cues coming from our bodies, told even from childhood that a headache meant that we needed paracetamol, not much more. We likely weren’t taught to consider that perhaps we were drinking something our bodies didn’t actually need, and what was needed was antioxidants, vitamins, minerals omega oils and proteins and to drink more water; that the symptom was an intelligent and meaningful signal coming from our bodies.

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Regular travellers suppress their cravings for energy with quick and easy sugary energy drinks, but sugar releases a massive hit of energy which although stems the craving, does not address that our bodies crave for more sustainable energy which is slow releasing.

A craving for sugary things relates on a physical level to the cells of the body not getting enough energy. Sugar is a quick source of energy, and the body knows this. Reduced cellular energy production can occur because of a lack of minerals necessary for proper insulin secretion and sensitivity (iron, magnesium and zinc are often low in nearly everyone, and can really help reduce your desire for sugars and other carbohydrates), or a fatty acid deficiency resulting in faulty intracellular communication.

We are constantly reminded through both radio and TV to reduce our sugary / fatty intake or to reduce our portions without any real guidance as the government can’t be seen as promoting one above the other.

Want to read more – WA Government calls for Sugary drinks Tax 

Regular Travellers see increased waist due to sugary snacks

So what’s the solution ?

Zija is just one of the many out there of health options and combined with its good old natural plant products, is both a good and healthy alternative to what is actually on the shelves.

Switching from sugary energy drinks to a serving of Core Moringa with water is an excellent start and over just a few weeks, your craving for sugar will subside and your body will love you and crave more for the natural Moringa plant product full of the nutrients your body actually needs

“But energy drinks are easy in they are one can and can be packed and used whenever, I haven’t got time for large containers, measuring scoops and measuring out water?”

We have addressed that with Zija’s convenient portable packs coupled with either a small 250ml up to a 600ml bottle of water or use a BPA Free Water Bottle


Tony Byfield a professional driver loses 14Kg by ditching the sugar and using Zija products

Also reducing your intake of sugary snack bars with slow releasing natural energy alternatives such as fruit, nuts and raisins (are we not constantly informed in the media how a banana is much better for energy) will give your body more sustainable energy to do the things you want to.

Tony Byfield enjoying time with his family with his increased energy levels through using just a few Zija products

The bottom line is just changing out your sugary snacks and drinks to Moringa Sachets and healthy snacks will increase your energy and reduce your waist line and I can help you.

So contact me today and lets chat

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Health / Wellbeing advocate and Zija Distributor

Lisa Byfield – Health / Wellbeing advocate and Zija Distributor

Prior to being introduced Zija products and the benefits of Moringa, I was feeling quite desperate in my attempt to conquer numerous health issues, including candida – all of which left me struggling to get through the day.

Frequent trips to the naturopath and my local health shop were not uncommon and I had a huge plastic container with many supplements, vitamins and even the odd tincture especially mixed up for me, from the naturopath, all of which were expensive.  Some worked reasonably well but were not sustainable, and many I realise now were not absorbing into my body and basically were a total waste of the money spent.  I was always tired.

I was introduced to the world of Zija and its many beneficial products but find that most people need to experience just one or two products, to see a marked improvement to their health and wellbeing.

The supplement I take now is readily absorbed by the body, is so easy to take and has had a marked improvement on my health and I have not missed a day in over three (3) years because I am so impressed by how it has not only improved my overall health, but also I know that it is likely to protect me from falling prey to many diseases prevalent in our modern society.  Having also had bouts of depression I find that it has given me my “happy” back.


Lisa and Tony Byfield before Moringa / Zija Products


Lisa and Tony Byfield after Moringa / Zija products

We have three (3) CORE NUTRITIONALS that come in easy to take sachets, very portable for traveling, that you simply shake in a bottle of water and drink in the nutrition.  Which one you take will depend on the results you are looking for and whether you have any underlying digestion issues (in which case SmartMix is normally the one for you)

Although Moringa Oleifera’s is readily available in health food shops and I have tried it, it does not give the same results.  NOT ALL MORINGA IS EQUAL.

Even though my husband and I lead a hectic, full on life style, using just a few core products each we have improved our general health and wellbeing so much that we have regained our youthful energy levels to enjoy life again in our later years in life with early morning walks and much much more !

Lisa and Tony Byfield with Holly full of enegy

I am so impressed by this company and their products, including water filters, essential oils, personal care items, sports supplements, as well as the Core Moringa, I have partnered with them as a Distributor and love educating people and watching lives change for the better.

If you want to see a marked improvement to your health and well being, contact me :

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