There are rules for travelling on a public bus and for behaviour at bus interchanges.
If you don't follow the rules the driver may ask you:
- not to board a bus
- or leave a bus.
You are not allowed to advertise or promote any function, event or affiliation at any bus interchange, bus stop or shelter without the permission of the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics.
This includes any of the following:
- posting any flyers or notices on any walls or other surfaces in or around buildings, bus stops or shelters or other like structures
- handing out of any such material
- approach another person for the purpose of advertising or promoting an event.
Paid advertising opportunities are now available on the exterior of Darwin public buses. For all advertising enquiries and feedback contact Go Transit on 1300 468 726.
To travel on buses in the Northern Territory with a folded bike, your bike must be folded and must not exceed 82cm long x 69cm high x 39cm wide or have wheel rims of more than 51cm in diameter.
Bikes should be stored in the luggage rack or on the floor of the bus and should not pose a danger or inconvenience to passengers. Keep folding bikes out of aisles and off seats and do not obstruct exits.
Conventional bikes are not allowed on buses. Secure bicycle storage facilities are available at the Palmerston and Casuarina bus interchanges and the Coolalinga and Humpty Doo park and ride facilities. Go to the cycling page to find out more.
You must be 18 years and over to legally possess, throw, ignite or explode fireworks.
If you are carrying fireworks on a public bus they must be in their original shop packaging.
You cannot carry commercial quantities or individual fireworks on buses.
You can only use fireworks on 1 July between 6pm and 11pm.
It is illegal to keep fireworks in your possession outside of the approved periods.
Unused fireworks must be handed in to NT Worksafe by 12noon 2 July. You can find information about disposing of fireworks on the NT Worksafe website. Read the safe celebrations guide on the Territory Day website.
Food and drinks
Smoking, including the use of electronic cigarettes, is prohibited on buses and at bus stops and interchanges.
Read the smoke-free area policy for more information about smoking and catching public transport.
Standing on buses
Stopping at bus stops
Bus drivers must stop at all bus stops where they can see a potential passenger at or near the bus stop.
Passengers who are approaching a bus stop should hail or signal to the driver their intention to board. The driver must stop providing that the bus is able to stop safely and the person is sufficiently close to the bus stop that their boarding will not cause unnecessary delay.
Subsidised travel and concession fares
Last updated: 05 July 2019