Minibus Licence - Northern Territory


This licence permits an accredited operator to operate an approved minibus to respond to ad hoc hails, rank at approved locations, or to be pre-booked for the carriage of fare-paying passengers (up to 15 passengers). An operator of a minibus must display the schedule of fares charged by distance or sector.

In-service minibuses must not be older than nine years of age.

A $1 per trip levy applies to all point-to-point transport services (taxis, minibuses, private hire cars and rideshare). The levy must be paid to the NT Government by the operator on a monthly basis.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

An applicant must be an Accredited Operator.


Allow up to 10 working days for your application to be processed. Please contact the Motor Vehicle Registry on 1300 654 628 for further information.


The annual fee for a minibus licence varies from region to region
??? Darwin $3,000
??? Alice Springs $2,600
??? Katherine $1,625
??? Tennant Creek $975
??? Nhulunbuy $975
??? Jabiru $975
??? Yulara $975

Regulation(s) name

Commercial Passenger (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2018 Northern Territory

Minibus Regulations 2018 Northern Territory

Administering agency

Passenger Transport Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Accreditation & Licensing Officer

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
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