Ridesharing Transport Services
On 28 April 2017 the Northern Territory Government announced the new regulatory model to allow ridesharing in the Northern Territory, while also levelling the playing field for the existing commercial passenger vehicle (CPV) industry.
The new regulatory model will come into effect in two stages, with Stage 1 commencing on 1 December 2017.
Stage 1 of the implementation plan includes:
- the introduction of regulations to allow drivers to apply to become a rideshare driver,
- on-line application forms for new ridesharing drivers,
- rideshare platforms being able to apply to operate in the Territory,
- a code of conduct, and
- vehicle maintenance standards.
In Stage 2 of the plan, from 1 February 2018, ridesharing services will be able to commence operation. The per trip levy and reduction in licence fees for existing CPV operators will also commence from this date. Ridesharing services will be able to operate Territory-wide.
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Last updated: 28 January 2020