Private Hire Car Licence - Northern Territory


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

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.

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:

  • be the holder of a current divers licence 
  • be the holder of a licence to drive Commercial Passenger Vehicle's
  • be the holder of a current Commercial Passenger Vehicle ID Card with private hire car endorsed against the ID Card.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $300.00

Fees for 2021-22

Regulation(s) name

Commercial Passenger (Miscellaneous) Regulations 1992 Northern Territory

Private Hire Car 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 levy of $1 per trip on a monthly basis.

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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