Renew your driver licence
You must hold a valid driver licence to drive on a Northern Territory (NT) road.
Within 6 weeks before your licence expires, you should receive a courtesy renewal notice if your contact details with the Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) are up-to-date.
To keep driving, you must renew your licence before it expires.
To renew for:
- one, 2 or 5 years - you can apply online
- 10 years - you must go to an MVR office or participating Australia Post outlet to get a new photo.
Reasons you may not be able to renew
You can't renew if any of the following applies:
- you have a learner licence and it is due to expire - you will need to re-apply for your learner licence
- your licence is suspended or cancelled.
Before you renew
Before you renew, check your renewal notice to find out if you need any of the following:
How to renew
When you renew, you must do the following:
- surrender your expired or expiring licence - the unique card number shown on the reverse side of your licence will be used to record the surrender of your licence
- pay the licence renewal fee - refer to driver and rider licence fees.
You can renew using any of the options below.
You will need your transaction number, this can be found on:
- the upper, right hand side of your renewal notice or
- on your renewal SMS message.
If there is a barcode shown on your renewal notice next to the renewal period, you can get basic licence renewals at an Australia Post Office.
You can renew by phone on 1300 654 628 if you can meet all of the following criteria:
- you are an NT resident
- the MVR has your digital photograph recorded.
If you're required to go through a medical examination or criminal history check, send your assessment with your renewal notice to email@example.com before phoning.
You can pay the renewal fee by Visa or MasterCard.
After you apply
Your licence is effective from the time your payment is approved. It will be mailed to your recorded mail address.
While you wait for your new licence to arrive, you will be issued a receipt which you can use as your authority to drive.
You can also choose to:
Last updated: 20 January 2022
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