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 taxi or commercial passenger vehicle in the Northern Territory (NT).

The fit and proper assessment may include any of the following:

Disqualifying offences and appeals

A disqualifying offence is a sexual offence or serious offence in any jurisdiction.

All transport industry drivers or operators in the NT must notify the MVR 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 accreditation will be cancelled.

You can apply for a review of a disqualifying offence for exceptional circumstances.

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 of Transport 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 disqualifying offence

You can apply for a review of a disqualifying offence for exceptional circumstances.

Before you apply

A disqualifying offence is a sexual offence or serious offence in any jurisdiction.

If you have been convicted of a disqualifying offence:

  • you will not be considered fit and proper to get your H endorsement or operator accreditation
  • and your current H endorsement and/or accreditation will be cancelled.

You will need a written statement detailing the exceptional circumstances of your conviction for a disqualifying offence.

How to apply

To apply for a review complete an application for review of a disqualifying offence for exceptional circumstances (48.7 kb) and email it to rtcpv@nt.gov.au.

Last updated: 19 April 2016