Register your vehicle for hire or rental

If you want to use your vehicle for hire or rental in the Northern Territory (NT), you must register it as one.

This will ensure your compulsory third party insurance (CTPI) is changed to the appropriate class for hire or rental.

It’s an offence to drive your vehicle without the appropriate CTPI, so it can’t be used for hire or rental unless this is done.

Otherwise, your vehicle may be deemed unregistered or uninsured.

If you have a motorcycle or trailer for hire or rental,  you don’t need to apply for a different CTPI.

How to register

To register your vehicle for hire or rental, you must follow the relevant process below.

If your vehicle is not registered in the NT, you must register it how you would with any vehicle.

When you apply, you must declare this in section 8 on your application.

Find out how to register your vehicle.

If your vehicle is already registered in the NT, you must declare its being used for hire and rental.

To declare, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in and sign the M3 statutory declaration PDF (356.3 KB). You must include the:

  • VIN/chassis
  • make or model
  • date from when your vehicle will be used for hire or rental.

Step 2. Attach the following supporting documents:

Step 3. Submit your statutory declaration and supporting documents:

You must also pay the difference in CTPI fees using EFTPOS, MasterCard, Visa, BasicsCard, Cheque or cash. This will depend on how much registration is left on your vehicle.

If your vehicle is no longer used for hire or rental

If you’re no longer using your vehicle for hire or rental, you must declare it, so your CTPI is changed to private use (insurance class A).

Follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in and sign the M3 statutory declaration PDF (356.3 KB). You must include the:

  • VIN/chassis
  • make or model
  • date when your vehicle was last used for hire or rental.

Step 2. Attach the following supporting documents

Step 3. Submit your statutory declaration and supporting documents:

You may also be eligible for a refund from the difference in CTPI fees (an administration fee applies).

This will depend on how many months are remaining on your vehicle registration.


Last updated: 23 August 2022

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