Motor Omnibus Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence to operate a motor omnibus for hire or reward as part of a tour, charter, or approved route service.

A motor omnibus is an approved vehicle fitted, equipped and constructed in accordance with Australian rules and standards to carry more than eight passengers.

Motor omnibus operators must comply with the passenger bus in-service vehicle maintenance standards.

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 your vehicle checked and approved by an MVR Transport Inspector.

Individual assessment of proposed service and vehicle suitability may apply.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $550.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $66.00

Annual endorsement fee per vehicle. Fees for 2023-24

Regulation(s) name

Approval time

Allow 10 working days for your application to be processed.

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.