Taxi Ballots

A ballot for taxi licences was held in Darwin on Friday 1 July 2016 which allocated 13 taxi licences, in the Darwin region only, being:

  • nine standard taxi licences
  • four multiple purpose taxi (MPT) licences.

Taxi licences will be released in two stages.

Stage 1 taxi licences approved to start operating from 1 July 2016:

  • three standard taxi licences
  • four MPT licences.

Stage 2 taxi licences approved to operate from 1 September 2016 include:

  • six standard taxi licences.

Successful applicants

The successful applicants for the new taxi licences are listed below.

Standard taxi licences

Stage 1 release - 1 July 2016
1. Nafees Yousaf
2. George Papantonakis
3. Muhammad Saleh

Stage 2 release - 1 September 2016

4. Prakash Mathew
5. Surender Singh
6. Emmanuel Luke
7. Shakeel Hussain
8. Sumini Tschaepe
9. Antonio Camara

MPT licences

Stage 1 release only - 1 July 2016

1. Parmvir Singh
2. Srinivas Bitla
3. Sukhvinder Singh
4. Arun Sharma

Returned licences

The 2016 Darwin taxi ballot included an eight-month period for the reallocation of any returned taxi licences.

The eight-month period ended on 31 March 2017. Any taxi licences returned after this date will be made available in the next ballot.

Taxi standards

The taxi industry is now required to meet key performance indicators for service standards and availability. This includes waiting times for passengers.

Get the taxi key performance indicator standards (506.0 kb).


For more information call (08) 8924 7580 or email

Last updated: 12 April 2017


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