Get your motorcycle licence

Pass a theory test for a motorcycle licence

About the test

The theory test, also known as the rider knowledge test, is based on the general road rules and other road rules that apply to motorcyclists in the Northern Territory.

The test has 30 multiple choice questions.  The questions are selected from a pool of more than 300 questions.

You must get at least 26 out of 30 questions correct to pass. You can take the practice rider knowledge test before you sit your real test.

You may take a test at any MVR office up to one hour before the office closes.

You do not need to book a time, unless you need an interpreter or have difficulty reading or writing.

Verbal theory tests

If you have difficulty reading and writing or understanding the English language, you can complete a verbal test at some MVR offices.

You must pay for the verbal test at the time of booking. MVR can also arrange an interpreter if you need one.

Take a test

Before you can sit your test at a MVR office you will need to provide:

Once the licence application form has been completed and your evidence of identity and residency has been submitted to MVR staff, you must pay the theory test fee before you can start the test.

Theory tests are valid for 12 months.

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Last updated: 05 August 2021

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