Ridesharing Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a ride-share vehicle. Ride-share vehicles provide transport services to passengers through approved communications and dispatch services via smartphone application-based booking. Only approved drivers using approved vehicles are authorised to provide ridesharing services.

Applicants have the choice to apply as a driver only, as the owner of a rideshare vehicle, or both. Ridesharing operators must comply with the Ridesharing In-Service Vehicle Maintenance Standards.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • hold an NT driver licence with 'H' endorsement
  • hold Commercial Passenger Vehicle Operator Accreditation
  • hold a current Commercial Passenger Vehicle ID Card with rideshare endorsement
  • be able to read and write in English
  • have a current National Police Certificate issued by SAFE NT, dated within three months
  • have a current medical assessment completed by a medical practitioner, dated within six months
  • have an ABN
  • own a vehicle that is not older than 9 years of age.

Applicants who hold a learner or provisional licence, or are subject to an alcohol ignition lock condition, are ineligible for this licence.


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

Apply Application All $20.00

Fee for the online hire and reward knowledge test. Fees for 2023-24.

Regulation(s) name

Application process


1. Applicants must prepare:

  • passport and work visa (if a non-australian citizen or permanent resident)
  • NT open driver licence details
  • scanned copies of National Police Certificate and medical assessment
  • ABN

2. Applicants must pass the online hire and reward knowledge test.

3. Applicants must fill in and submit their application for a licence to drive a commercial passenger vehicle.

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.