Driving a commercial passenger vehicle

Apply for commercial passenger vehicle identity (CPV ID) card

A commercial passenger vehicle identity (CPV ID) card identifies all of the following:

  • you as a commercial passenger vehicle (CPV) driver
  • the category of CPV you can drive
  • where you can drive.

All commercial drivers must display their CPV ID card except limousine and rideshare drivers, who must produce the card on demand. Tourist vehicle and motor omnibus drivers do not need to hold a CPV ID card.

There are two types of CPV ID cards.

  • Conditional CPV ID card
    The Conditional CPV ID card is for drivers who have not met all requirements for holding an Open ID Card or who have conditions such as an annual review. This card is valid for three to 12 months or until the expiry date of your NT driver's licence unless it is surrendered, suspended or cancelled.
  • Open CPV ID card 
    The Open CPV ID card is issued to drivers who meet all requirements to hold an ID card, including training (where applicable) and don't have any conditions. This card is generally valid for five years or until the expiry date of your NT driver's licence unless it is surrendered, suspended or cancelled.

Before you apply

To apply for any CPV ID card, you must hold a current open (not provisional) Northern Territory (NT) driver licence with H endorsement.

You will also need to seek endorsement from an industry body. Read more on this in requirements for a CPV ID card (883.8 kb).

How to apply 

To apply, complete the application form (750.8 kb) and submit the form at your nearest MVR office

If you want a CPV ID card to become a rideshare driver, use the online ridesharing driver application instead.

You do not have to pay for a CPV ID card.

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Last updated: 01 December 2017