Minibus Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence to drive a minibus to carry passengers for the purpose of hire or reward. A minibus is fitted, equipped or constructed and approved to carry 9 to 15 passengers.

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:

  • be the holder of a current driver's licence (usually a 'LR' class)
  • be the holder of a licence to drive commercial vehicles
  • have successfully been endorsed by either a minibus network or operate where there is not a network, on meeting the approved training competencies
  • be the holder of a current drive commercial vehicles ID card with minibus endorsed against the ID card.


Allow up to 10 working days for your application to be processed.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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.
Fees for 2021-22

Regulation(s) name

Commercial Passenger (Miscellaneous) Regulations 1992 Northern Territory

Minibus Regulations 1998 Northern Territory

Additional information

When applying for a licence you must ensure the following:

  • the minibus you intend on using is not be older than nine years of age
  • the person applying for the licence must be the same as the person who owns the vehicle
  • the schedule of fares charged by distance or sector are displayed in the minibus.

A $1 per trip levy which is paid monthly to the NT Government applies to all point-to-point transport services (taxis, minibuses, private hire cars and rideshare).

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

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 and Licensing Officer

Passenger Transport Division

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Northern Territory
Contact us other: 08 8924 7580
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