Change or cancel heavy vehicle configuration

If you want to change or cancel your heavy vehicle’s configuration, you must apply.

You can't drive it with its new configuration until your application has been processed.

It must only be used within the legal mass limits for your type of heavy vehicle.

You can apply:

Temporary heavy vehicle upgrade permit

To apply for a temporary heavy vehicle upgrade permit or cancel one, you must follow the relevant process below.

How to apply

You can only apply for a permit up to your heavy vehicle’s registration expiry date.

If you want to apply for longer than that, you must renew your vehicle registration first.

To apply, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the R12 application to upgrade a heavy vehicle configuration PDF (552.0 KB).

Step 2. Submit your application and pay the fees by EFTPOS, MasterCard, Visa, BasicsCard, cheque or cash:

If you’re a business fleet operator, you can apply online through MVR for Business.

How to cancel

To cancel your permit, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the M5 application to cancel an upgrade of a heavy vehicle configuration PDF (549.9 KB).

Step 2. Submit your application to an MVR office.

If you have at least 7 days remaining on your permit, you can receive a refund. An administration fee applies.

Permanently change

To permanently upgrade or downgrade, you must follow the relevant process below.

Upgrade

To permanently upgrade, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the R44 heavy vehicle nomination for registration configuration PDF (2.2 MB).

Step 2. Submit your application to an MVR office or by email to mvr@nt.gov.au, and choose to:

Step 3. Pay the fees using EFTPOS, MasterCard, Visa, BasicsCard, cheque or cash.

Downgrade

To permanently downgrade, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the:

Step 3. Submit your application:

You may be eligible for a refund on your registration. An administration fee will apply.


Last updated: 09 August 2022

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