Ridesharing Licences - Northern Territory


On 1 February 2018, Ridesharing was introduced in the Northern Territory.

A Rideshare Licence (a sub-category of Special Passenger Vehicles) allows approved vehicles to be used to provide a transport service offered to passengers through an approved communications and dispatch service, specifically through a smartphone application-based booking.

Applicants have the choice to apply as a driver only, as the owner of a rideshare vehicle or both
A rideshare vehicle is used to carry passengers with the services of a driver for a fare which is calculated through a smartphone. Payment for fares is only through electronic means.

A $1 per trip levy is required on all trips of point to point transport services including Rideshare and must be paid on a monthly basis at the end of the month.

Service type


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


Allow up to 10 working days for your application to be processed.


The annual fee for a Rideshare licence is $300 regardless of the region

Regulation(s) name

Commercial Passenger (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2018 NT

Ridesharing Regulations 2017 NT

Additional information

Applications can be made online at: https://forms.business.gov.au/smartforms/servlet/SmartForm.html?formCode=h-endorsement

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.

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)