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 period Fee
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)

Valid forFee
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 MVR Quickpay.

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
Remake of plate $68
Transfer of right to display $21
Single plate change - under 4.5 tonnes* $21
Single plate change - over 4.5 tonnes* $34
Double plate change - under 4.5 tonnes $42
Double plate change - over 4.5 tonnes $68
Replacement plate (lost, destroyed, damaged) - under 4.5 tonnes $40
Replacement plate (lost, destroyed, damaged) - over 4.5 tonnes $53
Souvenir plate $7.70

*Number plate fee may also apply.

Trader plate fees

Trader plate feesFee
Initial plate fee $669.10
and second (subsequent) plate fee $575.10

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 $48.20
Vehicles over 4.5 tonnes $34.20
(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 months 6 months3 months1 month
0001 - 0500 $617.10 $315.05$164.00$63.35
0501 - 1000 $661.10 $337.05$175.00$67.00
1001 - 1500 $715.10 $364.05$188.50$71.50
1501 - 2000 $762.10 $387.55$200.25$75.40
2001 - 3000 $762.10 $387.55$200.25$75.40

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

Engine size (cc) 12 months 6 months3 months1 month
2001 - 2500 $773.10 $393.05$203.00$76.35
2501 - 3000 $813.10 $413.05$213.00$79.65
3001 - 3500 $870.10 $441.55$227.25$84.40
3501 - 4000 $912.10 $462.55$237.75$87.90
4001 - 4500 $966.10 $489.55$251.25$92.40
4501 - 5000 $1009.10 $511.05$262.00$96.00
5001 - 5500 $1,093.10 $553.05$283.00$103.00
5501 - 6000 $1,1140.10 $576.55$294.75$106.90
6001 - 7000 $1,217.10 $615.05$314.00$113.35
7001 - 8000 $1,241.10 $627.05$320.00$115.35

Get the breakdown of light vehicle registration fees (454.4 kb).

Motorcycle registration fees

Engine size (cc) 12 months 6 months3 months1 month
0001 - 0125 $156.60 $84.80$48.90$24.95
0126 - 0260 $362.00 $187.50$100.20$42.10
0261 - 0600 $868.05 $440.50$226.80$84.20
Greater than 0600 $882.05 $447.50$230.30$85.40

Get the breakdown of motorcycle registration fees (348.5 kb).

Trailer and caravan registration fees

Tare weight (kg) 12 months 6 months3 months1 month
0001 - 0200 $98.90 $55.90$34.50$20.15
0201 - 0400 $113.90 $63.40$38.25$21.40
0401 - 0600 $127.90 $70.40$41.75$22.60
0601 - 0800 $142.90 $77.90$45.50$23.85
0801 - 1000 $156.90 $84.90$49.00$25.00
1001 - 1200 $192.90 $102.90$58.00$28.00
1201 - 1400 $211.90 $112.40$62.75$29.60
1401 - 1600 $229.90 $121.40$67.25$31.10
1601 - 1800 $247.90 $130.40$71.75$32.60
1801 - 2000 $265.90 $139.40$76.25$34.10
2001 - 3000 $338.90 $175.90$94.50$40.15
3001 - 4000 $422.90 $217.90$115.50$47.15
4001 - 4500 $507.90 $260.40$136.75$54.25

Get the breakdown of trailer registration fees (374.5 kb).

MVR 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) - $48.20.

For vehicles over 4.5 tonnes GVM/ATM - $34.20 + 1/52 of the annual registration charge.

Oversize load pilot operator fee

Application for renewal fee - $24.

Taxi and commercial passenger vehicle fees

Test or examinationsFee
H endorsement fee $30
H Endorsement theory test $20

Taxi and CPV operator licence fees

Licence type Validity period Fee
Accreditation fee 5 years $100
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
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
W/C minibus - Darwin 12 months $300
W/C minibus - Alice Springs 12 months $300
W/C minibus - Gove 12 months $300
W/C minibus - Katherine 12 months $300
W/C minibus - Tennant Creek 12 months $300

Other fees

Licence type Fee
Communication and network approval fee $30

Last updated: 10 July 2019

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