Fit and proper assessment and disqualifying offences
Fit and proper assessment
You will have to undergo a fit and proper assessment to drive or operate a commercial passenger vehicle in the Northern Territory (NT).
The fit and proper assessment may include any of the following:
- national police check - read how to apply for a national police certificate from SAFE NT
- traffic history check - read how to apply for your driver licence history
- bankruptcy check from the Australian Financial Security Authority
- a work history and rehabilitation check
- record of complaints history
- referee reports.
Read more about the assessment in the Fit and proper assessments and disqualifying
offences for the commercial passenger vehicle industry information bulletin .
Disqualifying offences and appeals
A disqualifying offence is a sexual offence or serious offence in any jurisdiction.
All commercial passenger vehicle drivers or operators in the NT must notify the Registrar of Motor Vehicles if they have a disqualifying offence on their record.
If you have been convicted of a disqualifying offence:
- you will not be considered fit and proper to obtain an H endorsement or operator accreditation
- and your current H endorsement and/or operator accreditation will be cancelled.
A disqualifying offence will not prevent you from driving or operating if you fit one of the following:
- your conviction is a spent record
- you were discharged without any penalty being imposed for the conviction
- the chief executive officer of the department has decided it does not disqualify you
- the local court has decided you may hold, or continue to hold, an H endorsement or accreditation, despite the conviction.
Apply for review of a disqualifying offence
You can apply for a review of a disqualifying offence on the grounds of exceptional circumstances.
Before you apply
You will need a written statement detailing the exceptional circumstances of your conviction for a disqualifying offence.
How to apply
Complete an application for review of a disqualifying offence on the grounds of exceptional circumstances and lodge the form
Last updated: 17 February 2020
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