Suburban Taxis has proudly serviced South Australia since 1946, providing a wide range of services and products to suit every traveller.
With 70 years of taxi experience, Suburban Taxis expanded to Port Pirie in August 2015 and is proud to provide a local community taxi service for all Port Pirie visitors, frequent travellers and locals.
Suburban Taxis Port Pirie expects to undertake almost 100,000 bookings and carry approximately 140,000 passengers per year.
Suburban Taxis is also located in Port Lincoln and Adelaide.
Our Port Pirie fleet
Within Port Pirie, Suburban Taxis maintains a fleet of 15 taxi vehicles.
To create and maintain Suburban Taxis Port Pirie as the region’s largest and overall best value for money taxi and central booking system provider.
The vision driving the Suburban Taxi Port Pirie agenda is a company that is simultaneously committed to its shareholders, clients and staff, and yet also commercial and competitive in character and focus; an organisation shaped by a rich 70 year heritage.
In 1946, two young men, Jack Edge and Roy Slattery, returned home from serving their country in World War II to find there was little work available in Adelaide for veterans.
During September 1946, Jack and Roy formed the Associated Taxis of Ex-Servicemen, operating two Chevrolets that ferried passengers from the Burnside tram terminus to the Waterfall Gully kiosk.
Initially, the company employed mostly ex-servicemen and in fact, it was not until many years later that the reference to ex-servicemen fell away entirely from the company logo all together.
During those formative years, the innovative culture of Suburban took root. In a long list of achievements, Suburban was the first to introduce two-way radios into its taxis and a Taxi Driver's Code of Conduct. In the latter years, Suburban became the first (and still remains the only) taxi company in South Australia to achieve recognised tourism accreditation and to introduce a premium range of Elite taxis.
Today Suburban Taxis employs over 50 staff and operates in Port Pirie, Port Lincoln and Adelaide.
While Suburban Taxis has come a long way since 1946, the company and staff have never lost the passion for service the public that Jack and Roy ingrained all those years ago.