Multipurpose Substitute Taxi Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence to drive a multipurpose substitute taxi for hire or reward. A multipurpose substitute (MPS) taxi is a wheelchair accessible taxi the meets the identical requirements of the primary Multiple Purpose Taxi (MPT).

An MPS taxi licence is available to accredited operators who require a vehicle to be on stand-by to substitute for an existing standard or MPT at times when that vehicle (the primary taxi) is being serviced, maintained, repaired, or is otherwise unavailable for use as a taxi.

The primary taxi must not be operated while being substituted. The primary taxi must only have one substitute taxi operating under the primary taxi licence at any one time.

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 an accredited operator and hold a current standard taxi or MPT licence.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $300.00

Fees for 2021-22

Regulation(s) name

Commercial Passenger (Miscellaneous) Regulations 1992 Northern Territory

Taxis Regulations 1992 Northern Territory

Approval time

Please allow up to 10 working days for your application to be processed.

Additional information

The in-service MPS taxis which you intend to use under the licence must not be older than nine years of age.

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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