Register your heavy vehicle in the NT
Starting 1 August 2019, the following changes apply to heavy vehicles:
- registration labels won't be issued or needed on vehicles more than 4.5 tonnes.
- owners will have the option to apply for national heavy vehicle number plates.
Get more information about registering your heavy vehicle, including how to get NHV plates.
To register a heavy vehicle in the Northern Territory (NT) you should follow these steps:
Step 1. Find out who can register a heavy vehicle.
Step 2. Nominate an operator of the heavy vehicle.
Step 3. Arrange for a heavy vehicle inspection - no booking required.
Step 4. Apply to register your vehicle and pay a fee.
You must have a roadworthy inspection in order to register your heavy vehicle. A temporary licence may be issued on a case by case assessment for the purpose of repairs.
There are also specific rules for registering special purpose vehicles.
Last updated: 31 January 2020