Sit a driving test

You should read all of the following before sitting your driving test:

NT Road Users' Handbook
NT Learners Drivers' Guide

A guide to the driving test (3.5 mb)
A guide to the driving test (938.4 kb)

Recording your driving test

From 1 September 2016, all driving tests conducted by an authorised class C driving examiner must be recorded. A camera will be used to record the road environment in front of the car during the test, as well as recording you and your driving examiner inside the vehicle.

Your driving examiner is required to hold on to the recording for up to six months following your driving test.

The Motor Vehicle Registry Licensing Compliance Unit will randomly request a copy of recorded driving tests from the driving examiner to make sure driving tests are being conducted to the required standard.

Book a driving test

If you are not enrolled in DriveSafe NT, you will need to pay a practical driving test fee.

When you are ready to take the practical driving test, you can book with an authorised examiner in the following areas:

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Darwin City, Casuarina, Palmerston

Driving examiners Contact number Testing area Use own car for the test? Is a hire car available?
Angela Quinn 0418 835 248 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
Yes Yes
manual / automatic
Vu (Lam) Nguyen 0437 164 600 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
Yes Yes
manual / automatic
Be Schopfer 0421 488 217 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
Yes Yes
manual / automatic
Neranzoula (Julie) Kassiou 0421 678 512 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
Yes Yes
manual / automatic
Joshua Blake 0413 198 025 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
Yes Yes
manual / automatic
John Schopfer 0411 609 658 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
Yes Yes
manual / automatic
Allan Futuni 0423 459 405
0414 737 858
Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
Yes Yes
manual / automatic
John Ziersch 0417 823 209 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
Yes Yes
automatic
Alex Mohan  0427 704 267
1800 200 000
Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
Yes Yes
manual / automatic
Melissa Holmes 0408 875 791 Palmerston Yes  Yes
manual
Scott Watts 0400 311 755 Palmerston Yes Yes
manual
Alan Underwood 0417 727 345 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
Yes Yes
manual 
Anthony (Tony) Bacus 0419 819 075 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
No Yes
manual / automatic
William Kinslow 0408 821 556 Darwin City
Casuarina
No Yes
automatic
Mark Smith (08) 8945 5634 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
No Yes
manual / automatic
Andrew Szauer (08) 8945 5634
0414 455 634
Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
No Yes
manual / automatic
Ian Reeves 1300 938 506 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
No Yes
manual / automatic
Raj Jassal 0415 131 313 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
No Yes
manual / automatic
Selma Bukhari Jassal 0415 131 313 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
No Yes
manual / automatic
Shyam Bubber 0406 093 985 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
No Yes
manual / automatic
Marcus Mitchell 0431 061 202 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
No Yes
manual / automatic
Dharma Velusamy 0403 419 709 Darwin City
Casuarina
Palmerston
No Yes
manual / automatic

Alice Springs

Driving examiners Contact number Testing area Use own car for the test? Is a hire car available?
Adrian Couchman (08) 8955 0444
0429 937 179
Alice Springs Yes Yes
manual
Craig Pankhurst (08) 8955 0444
0429 937 179
Alice Springs Yes Yes
manual
Thomas Shilling 0417 815 870 Alice Springs Yes Yes
manual / automatic

Katherine

Driving examiners Contact number Testing area Use own car for the test? Is a hire car available?
Christopher Dixon 0438 808 835 Katherine No Yes
manual / automatic
Pamela Dixon 0418 851 644 Katherine No Yes
manual / automatic
Sarah Kendall 0438 829 806 Katherine Yes Yes
manual

Nhulunbuy

The driving examiners listed below may only be available to provide Class C driving tests during planned visits to the Nhulunbuy region. Contact a driving examiner from the list below to find out when they will be next available.

You will also need to discuss with your selected driving examiner the vehicle that will be used for your driving test.

Driving examiners Contact number Testing area
Andrew Szauer  (08) 8945 5634
0414 455 634
Nhulunbuy 

Yulara

The driving examiners listed below may only be available to provide Class C driving tests during planned visits to Yulara. Please contact a driving examiner from the list below to find out when they will be next available.

You will also need to discuss with your selected driving examiner the vehicle that will be used for your driving test.

Driving examiners Contact number Testing area
Craig Pankhurst (08) 8955 0444
0429 937 179
Yulara
Adrian Couchman (08) 8955 0444
0429 937 179
Yulara

Tennant Creek

The driving examiners listed below may only be available to provide Class C driving tests during planned visits to Tennant Creek. Contact a driving examiner from the list below to find out when they will be next available.

You will also need to discuss with your selected driving examiner the vehicle that will be used for your driving test.

Driving examiners Contact number Testing area
Thomas Shilling 0417 815 870 Tennant Creek

Jabiru

The driving examiners listed below may only be available to provide Class C driving tests during planned visits to Jabiru. Contact a driving examiner from the list below to find out when they will be next available.

You will also need to discuss with your selected driving examiner the vehicle that will be used for your driving test.

Driving examinersContact numberTesting area
Tony Bacus 0419 819 075 Jabiru
Raj Jassal 0415 131 313 Jabiru
Selma Bukhari 0466 332 376 Jabiru
Joshua Blake 0413 198 025 Jabiru
Julie Kassiou 0421 678 512 Jabiru

Contact

For more information, you can contact any of the following:

  • the MVR Service Centre on 1300 654 628
  • email mvr@nt.gov.au
  • an MVR office
  • contact a police outstation - remote residents only.

Before your test

You must have read A guide to the Driving Test (938.4 kb) before you take your test.

You must also have held your learner licence for a continuous period of at least six months.

If you want to use your own car for the test, it must be roadworthy and registered.

When you take your test

You should aim to arrive at the test starting location at least 10 minutes before the test and make sure you bring your current learner licence.

About the test

The driving examiner will sit in the front passenger seat while you take your driving test on the road. The test will take about 40 minutes.

The driving examiner will assess your:

  • observation skills - use of mirrors, blind spot checks
  • speed management road positioning
  • decision-making response to hazards
  • vehicle control.

Any of the following will result in the immediate failure of your test:

  • fail to obey traffic lights, signs or road markings
  • fail to give way
  • drive without due care, attention or consideration for other road users, or in a dangerous manner
  • exceed the speed limit
  • do something that causes the driving examiner to intervene to prevent a crash or dangerous situation
  • failure or refusal to follow reasonable directions from the driving examiner.

The driving examiner will tell you at the end whether you have passed your driving test.

If you have passed the practical driving test, the results will remain valid for 12 months. If you do not upgrade your learner licence within this period, you will need to complete another practical driving test.

If you do not pass your driving test, you can re-book another test.

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Last updated: 01 June 2018