Draft Bailment and Management Agreements

Operators of Taxis and Minibuses

In 2017, the Northern Territory Public Accounts Committee in response to complaints conducted an inquiry into the taxi industry.

As a result of the inquiry, and to achieve positive benefits for industry and the community, Government has committed to clearly identifying the subleasing of licences as unlawful.

As part of this commitment, the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics has developed minimum requirements for bailment agreements for use by operators of taxis and minibuses. Operators can elect to implement their own bailment agreements, however must demonstrate it meets or exceeds the minimum requirements.

The first round of consultation on the draft bailment agreement ended on 18 August 2018, from the feedback received a updated draft bailment agreement has been developed.  Bailment Agreement Consultation (72.1 kb)

It was also identified during the consultation that there is a need for management agreements between Operators and Agents to ensure operational responsibility of the commercial passenger vehicle (CPV) remains with the Operator.

The Department has therefore developed draft minimum requirements Operators must meet when employing a third party (the Agent) to assist with managing their CPV business.

The Department will mandate the requirement for both agreements and prohibit subleasing through conditions of licence.

The Department now seeks your feedback on the following:

Draft Information Bulletin Management Agreement (49.5 kb)

Draft Information Bulletin Bailment Agreement (532.6 kb)

Updated Draft Model Bailment Agreement (61.9 kb)

Please submit your feedback on the agreements by 7 December 2018 using one of the following options:


CPV Manager
Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
GPO Box 2520

Last updated: 21 November 2018