Tourist Vehicle Licence - Northern Territory


This licence permits an accredited operator to operate a tourist vehicle (TV) in the Northern Territory, usually outside municipalities. Tourist Vehicles are generally four-wheel-drive (4X4) vehicles or motorcycles.

A Tourist Vehicle Licence generally permits for the carriage of tourists for hire or reward as a result of a pre-arranged tour that goes outside the environs of a municipality.
A tour may include:

  • sightseeing;
  • camping;
  • fishing.

Tours within a municipality, such as Motorcycle Tours, will require approval from the Director.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

The operator must hold current operator accreditation in the NT.
There may be a requirement to be an accredited Tour Guide, contact the Tourism Topend Darwin for more details.


Allow up to 10 working days for your application to be processed. Please contact the Motor Vehicle Registry on 1300 654 628 for further information.


The application fee for a tourist vehicle licence is $550 for a three year period, with an annual endorsement fee of $50 per vehicle endorsed against the licence.

Regulation(s) name

Commercial Passenger (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2018 Northern Territory

Tourist Vehicle Regulations 2017 Northern Territory

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
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