Taxi Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence to operate a taxi service for hire or reward. A taxi is a vehicle that carries up to 15 passengers and can stand for hire in taxi ranks or respond to hails.

Taxis must have a certified meter, approved security camera system and braille labels fitted to the vehicle.

Taxi operators must comply with the Taxi In-Service Maintenance Standards.

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
  • be endorsed by a taxi network (or a taxi operator where there is not a network)
  • hold a commercial passenger vehicle identify (CPVID) card with taxi endorsement.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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The annual fee for a taxi licence varies from region to region, the current licence fees for each region are:

  • Darwin - $5,000.00
  • Alice Springs - $4,000.00
  • Katherine - $2,500.00
  • Tennant Creek - $1,500.00
  • Gove - $1,500.00
  • Jabiru - $1,500.00.

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.