Taxi Licence - Northern Territory

Service summary

This licence permits an accredited operator to operate a taxi in the Northern Territory. e.g If you apply to operate a Taxi in Darwin you are only permitted to operate that Taxi in Darwin.

A Taxi is a vehicle approved by the Director of Commercial Passenger (Road) Transport that is fitted, equipped or constructed to carry up to 11 passengers, unless exempted by the Director.

A Taxi is used to carry passengers for the purpose of hire or reward with the services of a driver.

The fare charged for using a Taxi is calculated by an approved and certified meter when engaged on a hiring. A taxi may respond to ad hoc hails, rank at approved locations, or may be pre-booked.

Government has imposed a ratio on the maximum number of taxi licences per head of population for Darwin and Alice Springs. For more details on Taxi licences please contact the Accreditation & Licensing Officer Liaison Officer CPV Unit or contact your local MVR office in the Northern Territory.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To operate a taxi licence, the operator must hold accreditation.

Duration

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

Fees

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)

Taxi 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:

1300654628

Phone:

0889247580
cpv.compliance@nt.gov.au

Website:

https://transport.nt.gov.au/contact Opens in a new browser window

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