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.
To find out more, contact your local MVR office.
Last updated: 10 July 2019