Transport fees

Fees for vehicle licences and registration in the Northern Territory.

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The below fees and charges are subject to regulatory changes.

Test and examination fees

Test / examinationsFee
Theory test $20
DriveSafe NT driver education enrolment fee $110

Learner and provisional licences

Licence type Validity periodFee
Learner licence 2 years $24 
Provisional licence (under 25 years of age) 2 years $49
Provisional licence (25 years of age or over) 1 year $32 

Open licence (new or renewal)

Validity periodFee
1 year $32
2 years $49 
5 years $99 
10 years $170 

Licence replacements or amendments

DescriptionFee
Lost, stolen, misplaced or defaced $21
Change of address, change of name, change of physical appearance - if your previous licence is surrendered NIL
Amendment to licence to upgrade licence classifications $7
Amendment to licence to add driving instructor endorsement $7

Other fees

DescriptionFee
Restricted rider (where another class of licence is held) $7
Driver licence history search fee $20 
Evidence of age card $28

Find out about taxi and commercial passenger vehicle fees.

Alcohol ignition lock fees and subsidies

The application fee for an alcohol ignition lock licence is $58.

You must pay the cost to install, lease, service and remove a lock. Costs may vary depending on your supplier.

For more information including supplier contact details, read how to get an alcohol ignition lock installed.

Low income and remote assistance subsidies

Low income earners and people living in remote areas can get help with alcohol ignition lock costs. The subsidies available are listed in the table below.

Low income earners can apply for subsidies toward lock installation, lease, service and removal costs.

If you live more than 150km from an urban centre - Alice Springs, Darwin, Katherine, Nhulunbuy or Tennant Creek - you can get help to cover the cost of unscheduled services. You can claim this remote assistance subsidy for up to three unscheduled services each year.

FeeSubsidy
Remote assistance $50
Installation $50
Monthly rental $50 per month
Scheduled service (included in monthly rental) Included in monthly rental
Unscheduled service NIL
Removal $50

The fees and charges provided on this page are subject to regulatory changes.

Registration fees include Motor Accidents Compensation (MAC) insurance cover, a compulsory third party insurance.

You can renew your registration online for one month or three months through the MVR Quickpay website.

Number plate fees

Number plate feesFee
Personalised plate application $250
Number plate fee (when plates are first issued or when replacement plates are needed)$40
National heavy vehicle (NHV) number plate (only applies on application for NHV plates)$25
Remake of plate (lost, destroyed, damaged) $68
Transfer of right to display $21
Single plate change* $21
Double plate change $42
Souvenir plate $7.70

*Number plate or NHV fee may also apply.

Trader's plate fees

The fees below are for cars only. For motorcycle fees, contact the Motor Vehicle Registry office.

Trader's plate fees - cars onlyFee
Initial plate fee $673.55
and second (subsequent) plate fee $579.55

Search fees

Search feesFee
Search for last registered owner of abandoned vehicle $20
Search for your registration history fee $20

Transfer fees

Transfer feesFee
Transfer of ownership fee $18
Stamp duty 3% of purchase price

Temporary licence fees

VehicleFee
Vehicles under 4.5 tonnes $48.50
Vehicles over 4.5 tonnes $34.50
(plus one week's vehicle registration)

Light vehicle registration fees

Vehicles with four cylinders and an engine size less than 3000cc.

Engine size (cc)12 months6 months3 months1 month
0001 - 0500 $621.55$317.25$165.15$63.75
0501 - 1000 $665.55$339.25$176.15$67.40
1001 - 1500 $719.55$366.25$189.65$71.90
1501 - 2000 $766.55$389.75$201.40$75.80
2001 - 3000 $766.55$389.75$201.40$75.80

Vehicles with more than four cylinders and rotary engine vehicles with up to four cylinders with engines greater than 3000cc.

Engine size (cc)12 months6 months3 months1 month
2001 - 2500 $777.55$395.25$204.15$76.75
2501 - 3000 $817.55$415.25$214.15$80.05
3001 - 3500 $874.55$443.75$228.40$84.80
3501 - 4000 $916.55$464.75$238.90$88.30
4001 - 4500 $970.55$491.75$252.40$92.80
4501 - 5000 $1,013.55$513.25$263.15$96.40
5001 - 5500 $1,097.55$555.25$284.15$103.40
5501 - 6000 $1,144.55$578.75$295.90$107.30
6001 - 7000 $1,221.55$617.25$315.15$113.75
7001 - 8000 $1,245.55$629.25$321.15$115.75

Get the breakdown of light vehicle registration fees PDF (276.5 KB).

Motorcycle registration fees

Engine size (cc)12 months6 months3 months1 month
0001 - 0125 $157.50$85.25$49.15$25.05
0126 - 0260 $364.60$188.75$100.90$42.30
0261 - 0600 $874.65$443.80$228.45$84.75
Greater than 0600 $888.65$450.80$231.95$85.95

Get the breakdown of motorcycle registration fees PDF (212.0 KB).

Trailer and caravan registration fees

Tare weight (kg)12 months6 months3 months1 month
0001 - 0200 $99.50$56.25$34.60$20.20
0201 - 0400 $114.50$63.75$38.35$21.45
0401 - 0600 $128.50$70.75$41.85$22.65
0601 - 0800 $143.50$78.25$45.60$23.90
0801 - 1000 $157.50$85.25$49.10$25.05
1001 - 1200 $193.50$103.25$58.10$28.05
1201 - 1400 $212.50$112.75$62.85$29.65
1401 - 1600 $230.50$121.75$67.35$31.15
1601 - 1800 $248.50$130.75$71.85$32.65
1801 - 2000 $266.50$139.75$76.35$34.15
2001 - 3000 $339.50$176.25$94.60$40.20
3001 - 4000 $423.50$218.25$115.60$47.20
4001 - 4500 $508.50$260.75$136.85$54.30

Get the breakdown of trailer registration fees PDF (247.5 KB).

Electric vehicles

Description12 months6 months3 months1 month
For electric vehicles not exceeding 4.5 tonnes GVM.$665.55$339.25$176.15$67.40

Dedicated rally car scheme

Description12 months
For dedicated rally car vehicles (guidelines apply)$106.65

Vehicle inspection fees

VehicleFee
Light Vehicle (motor vehicle not exceeding 4.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass)* $57.20
Trailer (not exceeding 4.5 tonnes Aggregate Trailer Mass)* $57.20
In any other case (i.e., vehicles over 4.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass)* $129.80

Pre-payment of the roadworthy inspection fee is not required - the roadworthy inspection fee will be added to your registration fee at time of payment.

You must pre-pay for a defect clearance inspection. If the vehicle passes the inspection, you can renew your registration.

Heavy vehicle fees

The fees and charges provided for heavy vehicles are subject to change at any time without notice. For confirmation of exact fees and charges of registration contact the MVR.

To find out more about fees charged for heavy vehicles, read the heavy vehicle fees.

The fees and charges provided for heavy vehicles are subject to change at any time without notice.

For confirmation of exact fees and charges of registration, contact the MVR.

Find heavy vehicle fees for all of the below:

Temporary licences to drive an unregistered vehicle

For vehicles under 4.5 tonnes gross vehicle mass (GVM) or aggregate trailer mass (ATM) - $48.50.

For vehicles over 4.5 tonnes GVM/ATM - $34.50 + 1/52 of the annual registration charge.

Oversize load pilot operator fee

Application for renewal fee - $24.

Commercial passenger vehicle fees

Examinations or administrationFee
H endorsement fee $30
H Endorsement theory test $20
Commercial vehicle licence label reprint$7

Operator and licence fees

Licence type Validity period Fee
Operator accreditation fee 5 years $100
Communication and network approval fee $30
Taxi - Darwin 12 months $5,000
Taxi - Gove 12 months $1,500
Taxi - Alice Springs 12 months $4,000
Taxi - Tennant Creek 12 months $1,500
Taxi - Katherine 12 months $2,500
Multiple Purpose Taxi (MPT) - Darwin 12 months $300
MPT - Gove 12 months $300
MPT - Alice Springs 12 months $300
MPT - Tennant Creek 12 months $300
MPT - Katherine 12 months $300
Substitute taxis 12 months $300
Motor omnibus 3 years $550 with $66 annual endorsement fee per vehicle
Tourist vehicle 3 years $550 with a $50 annual endorsement fee per vehicle
Private hire car 12 months $300
Limousine 12 months $300
Special function vehicle 12 months $300
Special passenger vehicle12 months$150 with a $25 annual endorsement fee per vehicle
Rideshare 12 months $300
Minibus - Darwin 12 months $3,000
Minibus - Alice Springs 12 months $2,600
Minibus - Gove 12 months $975
Minibus - Katherine 12 months $1,625
Minibus - Tennant Creek 12 months $975
Wheelchair minibus - Darwin 12 months $300
Wheelchair minibus - Alice Springs 12 months $300
Wheelchair minibus - Gove 12 months $300
Wheelchair minibus - Katherine 12 months $300
Wheelchair minibus - Tennant Creek 12 months $300

Last updated: 17 February 2020

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