Ridesharing Licences - 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.

In-service rideshare vehicles 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 may be included in the fare paid by the passenger through its app or absorbed by the transport provider. The levy must be paid to the NT Government by the rideshare network on a monthly basis.

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 Northern Territory

Ridesharing Regulations 2017 Northern Territory

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.

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
Email: cpv.admin@nt.gov.au
Website: https://transport.nt.gov.au/contact (Opens in new window)