Tourist Vehicle Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a tourist vehicle for hire or reward. Tourist vehicles are generally four-wheel-drive vehicles or motorcycles used for pre-arranged tours. There are three tourist vehicle classifications:

  • TV1 – carries up to 9 passengers
  • TV2 – carries 10 or more passengers
  • TV3 – a motorcycle, including trike configuration.

Tours within a municipality will require separate approval. Tourist vehicle operators must comply with the Tourist Vehicles In-Service Vehicle 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
  • have your tourist vehicle(s) checked and approved by an MVR Transport Inspector.


3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $550.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All $50.00

Annual endorsement fee per vehicle endorsed against the licence. Fees for 2023-24

Regulation(s) name

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.