Operator Accreditation - Northern Territory


Any person who intends to operate a commercial passenger vehicle for hire or reward must first be accredited (Courtesy Vehicle and Rideshare operators are exempt from this requirement).

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To gain accreditation, the applicant must satisfy the Director's requirements, including:

  • fit and proper person
  • must not be bankrupt
  • must not have been charged or convicted of a Disqualifying Offence.

When you make your application for Operator Accreditation, you will need to identify what category of Commercial Passenger Vehicle (CPV) you intend to operate. See this site: https://nt.gov.au/driving/industry/types-of-commercial-passenger-vehicles for the categories of CPV or contact your local MVR office in the Northern Territory.

In the case of a body corporate, a current company extract must be provided and each office bearer must satisfy the Director's requirements.
Accreditation is the first of three provisions that are required prior to operating Commercial Passenger Vehicles in the NT. Other provisions includes holding an appropriate Commercial Vehicle Licence (CVL) and having an approved vehicle.


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.


An application fee of $100.00 is required (issued for 5 years if approved)

Regulation(s) name

Commercial Passenger (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2018 Northern Territory

Administering agency

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 & Licensing Officer

Operating address: 2nd Floor, Energy House
18 - 20 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address: PO Box 2520
Darwin NT 0801
Toll Free: 1300654628
Phone: 0889247580
Email: cpv.admin@nt.gov.au
Website: https://transport.nt.gov.au/contact (Opens in new window)