Operator Accreditation - Northern Territory

Service summary

Any person who intends to operate a commercial passenger vehicle for hire or reward must first be accredited.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To gain accreditation, the applicant must satisfy the Director's requirements, including:

  • fit and proper person
  • must not be bankrupt
  • must not have been charged or convicted of a Disqualifying Offence.

When you make your application for Operator Accreditation, you will need to identify what category of Commercial Passenger Vehicle (CPV) you intend to operate. See this site for the categories of CPV or contact your local MVR office in the Northern Territory.

In the case of a body corporate, each office bearer must satisfy the Director's requirements.

Accreditation is the first of three provisions that are required prior to operating Commercial Passenger Vehicles in the NT. Other provisions includes holding an appropriate Commercial Vehicle Licence (CVL) and having an approved vehicle.


Variable; please contact the Motor Vehicle Registry on 1300 654 628 for further information.


Variable; please contact the Motor Vehicle Registry on 1300 654 628 for further information.

Administering agency

Department of Transport
Road Transport Division
Passenger Transport Division

Act(s) name

Commercial Passenger (Road) Transport Act 2008 (Northern Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Commercial Passenger (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2010 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Accreditation & Licensing Officer

Business Hours: Monday to Friday - 8am to 4pm

Operating address:
2nd Floor, Energy House
18 - 20 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address:
PO Box 2520
Darwin NT 0801

Toll Free:





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