Special Passenger Vehicle Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a special passenger vehicle (SPV) for hire or reward. An SPV is a vehicle that is operated for a purpose that does not fall within any other category of commercial passenger vehicle.

Individual assessment of the proposed SPV service will apply, and limited operating areas and times may be imposed. SPV operators must not allow the vehicle to be made available for hire or reward if it is unsafe, e.g. bald tyres, frayed seatbelts etc.

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
  • have your vehicle checked and approved by an MVR Transport Inspector.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $150.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $25.00

Annual endorsement fee per vehicle. Fees for 2023-24

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.