Driving a commercial passenger vehicle

Commercial passenger vehicle licence - H endorsement: apply or renew

All commercial passenger vehicle drivers need an H endorsement on their Northern Territory (NT) driver licence.

This endorsement is also necessary for anyone wanting to hold a commercial passenger vehicle identity (CPVID) card.

Before you apply or renew

To apply for your H endorsement

You must meet all of the following:

To renew your H endorsement

Your driver licence renewal notice will show which documents you may need at the time of renewal.

These can include all of the following:

You will need to complete the How to obtain a H (Hire and Reward) Endorsement form (684.3 kb).

If you are applying to become a rideshare driver you must also complete the online ridesharing driver application. Read more about how to become a rideshare driver.

How to apply for or renew your H endorsement


You can renew your H endorsement in person at an MVR office.

New applicants: theory test

New applicants must pass the hire and reward knowledge theory test relating to commercial passenger vehicle requirements in the NT. The test can be done at any MVR office. No bookings are necessary.

A test fee applies for each attempt of the hire and reward knowledge theory test.

The Hire and Reward Knowledge test is based on information found in the following acts, regulations, CPV information bulletins and general road rules below: 

Commercial passenger (road) transport actCommercial passenger mini bus regulationsCommercial passenger (miscellaneous) regulations
Motor vehicle (hire car) regulationsPassenger bus regulationsTourist vehicle regulations
Taxis regulationsLimousine regulationsRideshare regulations
Special function vehicle regulationsMotor omnibus regulationsTaxi and mini bus code of conduct
 NT road user's handbook 

All of the above legislation can be found at the NT legislation database

Before taking the theory test you can do a free practice theory test online.

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Last updated: 28 November 2017