Private Hire Car Licence - Northern Territory


This licence permits an accredited operator to operate a Private Hire Car (PHC) in the Northern Territory.

A PHC is a vehicle that can carry up to eight passengers and is used with the services of a driver for the carriage of fare-paying passengers. A PHC is only permitted to accept pre-booked hiring unless the hiring commences from a designated PHC rank or from an approved function/event.

In-service private hire cars must not be older than nine years of age.

A $1 per trip levy applies to all point-to-point transport services (taxis, minibuses, private hire cars and rideshare). The levy must be paid to the NT Government by the operator on a monthly basis.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Operators must be accredited.


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 fee for a PHC licence is $300 regardless of the region

Regulation(s) name

Commercial Passenger (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2018 Northern Territory

Private Hire Car 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
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