A network may use one of the following:
- two-way radio system
- computer dispatch system
- combination of both systems
- smart phone app.
Mobile phones may be used as a communication method but not while carrying passengers.
In the Northern Territory, communications equipment must be fitted according to:
- for taxis, the Taxi in-service maintenance standards
- for minibuses, the Minibus requirements and in-service maintenance standards
- for private hire cars and limousines, the Private hire car and limousine in-service maintenance standards .