Minibus Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a minibus for hire or reward. A minibus is a vehicle fitted, equipped or constructed and approved to carry 9 to 15 passengers.

Minibus operators must:

  • have an approved security camera system fitted to their bus
  • comply with the minibus in-service maintenance standards
  • ensure that their minibus is not older than nine years
  • display the schedule of fares charged by distance in the minibus.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • hold an NT driver licence with 'H' endorsement
  • hold Commercial Passenger Vehicle Operator Accreditation
  • have been endorsed by a minibus network or operate where there is not a network
  • be the holder of a current drive commercial vehicles ID card with minibus endorsed against the ID card.

Please contact the agency to identify any further eligibility requirements.


1 year


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Annual licence fee:

  • Darwin $3000.00
  • Alice Springs $2600.00
  • Katherine $1625.00
  • Tennant Creek $975.00
  • Nhulunbuy $975.00
  • Jabiru $975.00
  • Yulara $975.00
  • Wheelchair accessible minibus (all regions) - $300.00.

Fees for 2023-24

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Substitute minibus annual fees:

  • Standard (all regions) - $300.00
  • Wheelchair accessible (all regions) - $300.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Passenger Transport Division

Contact details

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