Multipurpose Taxi Licence - Northern Territory


This licence permits an accredited operator to operate a Multipurpose Taxi (MPT) for hire or reward for the carriage of 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.

The Northern Territory government has placed a cap on the maximum number of MPT's in Darwin and Alice Springs. From 1 February 2018, a $1 per trip levy was introduced in the Northern Territory on all trips of point to point transport services including Taxi's and must be paid on a monthly basis at the end of the month.

Service type


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


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 fees for a MPT licence is $300 regardless of the region.

Regulation(s) name

Commercial Passenger (Miscellaneous) Regulations 1992 Northern Territory

Taxi Regulations 1992 Northern Territory

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Contact details

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Accreditation & Licensing Officer

Passenger Transport Division

Operating address: 2nd Floor, Energy House
18 - 20 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address: PO Box 2520
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 1300 654 628
Phone: 08 8924 7580