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Commercial Passenger Vehicles

Commercial Passenger Vehicles (CPV) Industry Review

Have you ever used, drive or own a taxi, minibus, private hire or tourist carrying vehicle? It is now time for you to have your say.

The Minister for Transport, the Hon Peter Styles MLA, has announced the commencement of the CPV industry review.

You are invited to complete a survey or review the Position Paper and provide comment on the proposed regulatory reforms for the CPV industry.

Further information can be found here.

The closing date for comment is 25 January 2015.

You are encouraged to provide your reviews and help shape the best way forward for this important service industry.

About Us

The Commercial Passenger Vehicles (CPV) Branch is responsible for developing and implementing policies and standards within legislative frameworks for the CPV industry.  The CPV Branch also advises the Government and Minister on industry issues.

The Branch regulates the CPV industry and processes operator accreditations, industry driver licensing, administers the NT Taxi Subsidy and Lift Incentive Schemes, and monitors compliance and the management of complex complaints.

In Focus

Exemptions to the Australian Road Rules

From 1 February 2013, all drivers of commercial passenger vehicles (as defined in the Commercial Passenger (Road) Transport Act) are exempt from rules 265 (3) and 266 (1) of the Australian Road Rules for the purpose of driving passenger vehicles to carry passengers for hire or reward.

The exemption is subject to the following conditions:

(a)  if there is an approved child restraint available in a vehicle it must be used in accordance with rule 266 (2), 266 (2A) and 266 (2B) of the Australian Road Rules; and

(b)  if a vehicle has 2 or more rows of seats, a passenger who is under 4 years old must not travel in the front row of seats; and

(c)  if a vehicle has 2 or more rows of seats a passenger who is 4 years old or older, but is less than 7 years old, must not travel in the front row of seats unless all of the other seats in the row or rows behind the front row are occupied by passengers who are also under 7 year old.

See further exemptions to the Australian Road Rules.