Substitute Taxi Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence to operate a substitute taxi. A substitute taxi is a vehicle which is on stand-by to substitute for an existing standard taxi at times when that vehicle (the primary taxi) is being serviced, maintained, repaired, or is otherwise unavailable for use as a taxi.

The primary taxi must not be operated while being substituted. The primary taxi must only have one substitute taxi operating under the primary taxi licence at any one time.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

An operator must be accredited and must hold a current standard taxi or MPT licence.


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

Taxis Regulations 1992 Northern Territory

Approval time

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


Substitute taxi licences are not transferable.

Additional information

In-service substitute taxis must not be older than nine years of age.

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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