Commercial vehicle licence (CVL): apply or renew

You must hold a commercial vehicle licence (CVL) before operating a commercial passenger vehicle (CPV).

You must be accredited before you can get a CVL. Read how to apply for accreditation in the NT.

Apply for or renew a CVL

To apply for or renew a CVL follow these steps: 

Step 1. Fill in the form

Fill in the commercial vehicle licence form (667.0 kb).

Step 2. Submit the form

Submit your application in person at a MVR office or by mail.

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
GPO Box 530
Darwin NT 0801 

If you applied for a new licence, you will get a letter about the outcome in up to 10 days. If approved you must take your letter and the application form to a MVR office.

Step 3. Pay the fee

Pay the fee at a MVR office. You can pay by Visa or MasterCard, EFTPOS or cash.

You can also pay your fee over the phone by Visa or MasterCard. Call 1300 654 628.

To find out how much you need to pay check the list of transport industry fees.


To find out more call 1300 654 628 or email

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Last updated: 11 July 2017