Driver licences for remote residents

Upgrade to a full licence

After you have completed your provisional licence period, you will be eligible for a full Northern Territory (NT) driver licence.

You should receive a licence renewal notice four to six weeks before your provisional licence (P-plates) expires.

You will need to pay the full NT driver licence fee unless you qualify for the free licence for safe P-plate drivers.

Free licence for safe P-plate drivers

You can get a free 10-year open C class licence when you upgrade your provisional licence to a full licence.

To get the 10-year licence you must:

  • have held an NT provisional licence for 12 months or more
  • have no traffic infringements or suspensions during your provisional licence period
  • apply in the last six weeks of your provisional licence or no later than six months after it expires.

The 10-year licence can only be issued from a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) office.

Contact

To find out more, contact your local MVR office.

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Last updated: 10 July 2019

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