Private Hire Car Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence to operate a Private Hire Car (PHC) for hire or reward.

A private hire car is a motor vehicle that is used with the services of a driver for the carriage of fare-paying passengers. PHCs can carry up to eight passengers.

PHC operators must comply with the Private Hire Car In-Service Maintenance Standards. PHCs are only permitted to accept pre-booked hiring unless the hiring commences from a designated rank, or from an approved function/event.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to for this licence you must:


  • hold an NT driver licence with 'H' endorsement
  • hold Commercial Passenger Vehicle Operator Accreditation
  • be the holder of a current Commercial Passenger Vehicle ID Card with private hire car endorsed against the ID Card.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $300.00

Fees for 2023-24

Regulation(s) name

Approval time

Allow up to 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.