Multiple Purpose Taxi Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence to drive a multiple purpose taxi for the purpose of hire or reward.

A multiple purpose taxi (MPT) that is fitted, equipped or constructed and approved by the Director of Commercial Passenger Transport to carry at least four passengers in addition to at least one passenger in a wheelchair.

The MPT must provide a priority service to wheelchair-bound people, and at other times, may be operated as a normal taxi. The MPT is permitted to stand for hire in designated taxi ranks and respond to ad hoc hails or pre-arranged bookings.

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 need to:

  • hold a current NT driver licence if an appropriate class
  • hold a licence to drive a commercial passenger vehicle 
  • be endorsed by a taxi network, as meeting the approved training competencies 
  • ensure you meet taxi KPI's as outline in Information Bulletin CPV45
  • hold a current NT commercial passenger vehicle ID card which is endorsed with the taxi category.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All $300.00

Fees for 2021-22

Regulation(s) name

Commercial Passenger (Miscellaneous) Regulations 1992 Northern Territory

Taxis Regulations 1992 Northern Territory

Approval time

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

Additional information

You will be required to pay a months $1 per trip levy to the Northern Territory government.

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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