Taxi Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence to operate a taxi service in the Northern Territory.

A taxi is a vehicle that carries up to 15 passengers, for the purpose of hire or reward.

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 a taxi licence, you must:

  • hold a current NT driver licence
  • hold a commercial passenger vehicle (CPV) licence (H endorsement)
  • be endorsed by a taxi network (or taxi operator where there is not a network, as meeting the approved training competencies)
  • ensure you meet taxi KPIs
  • a commercial passenger vehicle identify (CPVID) card.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

The annual fee for a taxi licence varies from region to region, the current licence fees for each region are:

  • Darwin - $5,000
  • Alice Springs - $4,000
  • Katherine - $2,500
  • Tennant Creek - $1,500
  • Gove - $1,500
  • Jabiru - $1,500
Fee 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.

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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