Uber drivers in the Illawarra are regularly breaking the law by illegally using taxi ranks, according to the NSW Taxi Council.
Under rideshare legislation, taxi ranks are for the exclusive use of taxis - Uber and other rideshare providers are not allowed to use them to pick up or drop off passengers.
Taxi council deputy CEO Nick Abrahim said the problem of Uber drivers using ranks has been flagged by taxis.
"The issue that is specific to the Illawarra is we have reports and evidence where the providers are using space on the taxi ranks," Mr Abrahim said.
"By law that space is to be used for taxis.
"Also, there has been cases of operators soliciting and touting for fares. You've got cases where people are being approached by the drivers."
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Mr Abrahim acknowledged that when it came to touting that there was an issue with proving whether or not the ride had been booked.
In relation to the use of taxi ranks in the Illawarra, Mr Abrahim claimed councils and the state government were not doing enough to keep it in check
"We're not seeing enough enforcement," he said.
"Whether it's a council road or a government road, we're not seeing that enforcement."
A Wollongong City Council spokesman confirmed the practice was happening in the city.
"Council is aware of drivers stopping in taxi zones," the spokesman said.
"Council's regulation and enforcement officers may issue a penalty notice if a driver, who does not have a taxi licence and is driving a hire vehicle, uses a designated taxi space."
However, he could not state whether any penalty notices had been issued.
A Shellharbour City Council spokeswoman said they were not aware of this happening in the council area, or of any fines being issued for breaking the rules regarding ride share drivers using taxi ranks.
"Regulation officers are able to take appropriate action in regards to illegal parking offences relating to taxi ranks," the spokeswoman said.
A Transport for NSW spokesman said it would deal with reports of "mis-use" of taxi stands.
"Should any advice be received of mis-use of taxi stands it will be appropriately addressed with the operator," the spokesman said.
"On demand operators are aware that they are not to use taxi stands."
An Uber spokeswoman said all drivers were regularly briefed about the rules around taxi ranks.
"We regularly educate Uber driver-partners regarding safe pick-up and drop-off locations in their city."