Driver licence classes and conditions
Your Northern Territory (NT) licence has information about you, which vehicles you can drive and the conditions you must follow while driving.
Find out more about the design and security features of your NT driver licence.
The class on your licence shows the types of vehicle you're allowed to drive.
If you have a C licence, you may drive a vehicle that:
- has a gross vehicle mass up to 4.5 tonnes
- is a specific type - for example, a construction or agricultural vehicle such as:
- front end loaders
- road rollers
Find out how to get your driver licence.
You must obey any conditions listed on your licence at all times while driving.
A - Drive automatic vehicle only
You must only drive a vehicle with an automatic transmission.
B - Synchromesh transmission (heavy vehicle)
This is a condition for heavy vehicle licences only.
I - Alcohol ignition lock
You may only drive a motor vehicle that is fitted with an approved alcohol ignition lock.
R - LAMS Learner Approved Motorcycle restriction
You may only ride a Learner Approved Motorcycle that has:
- a power to weight ratio not exceeding 150 kilowatts per tonne
- an engine capacity not exceeding 660 cubic centimetres (cc).
S - Vision aids required
- wear corrective lenses at all times while driving or
- be receiving treatment as prescribed by an eye care professional.
Z - Zero % blood alcohol when you drive
You must observe zero blood alcohol concentration restriction.
If you've been issued with a V condition, you may only drive a motor vehicle fitted with any of the following specified driver aids or modification as directed in writing by the Registrar of Motor Vehicle.
VA - Steering spinner knob - left
You may only drive vehicles fitted with a left-hand spinner knob.
VB - Steering spinner knob - right
You may only drive vehicles fitted with a right-hand spinner knob.
VC - Power steering only
You may only drive vehicles fitted with power steering.
VD - Automatic vehicle only
You may only drive vehicles fitted with an automatic transmission.
VE - Modified indicator arm - left
You may only drive vehicles fitted with an extended indicator arm - left.
VF - Modified indicator arm - right
You may only drive vehicles fitted with an extended indicator arm - right.
VG - Head operated indicators
You may only drive a vehicle fitted with indicators operated by head movements.
VH - Accelerator left of brake
You may only drive a vehicle with an accelerator pedal fitted to the left of the brake pedal.
VI - Hand operated foot controls
You may only drive a vehicle fitted with hand-operated controls for brakes and accelerator.
VJ - External mirrors left and right
You may only drive vehicles fitted with external mirrors to the left and right-hand side of the vehicle.
Where necessary or if recommended by a health professional, auxiliary or fish eye mirrors must be attached to the external mirrors.
VK - Wide-angle interior mirror
You may only drive vehicle fitted with a wide-angle interior rear view mirror.
VL - Electronic embedded steering spinner knob
You may only drive a vehicle fitted with an electronic embedded steering spinner knob.
VM - Moped restriction
This is applied when your class R licence is restricted to mopeds.
A moped is a small two or three wheeled motorcycle that has:
- a piston engine with a maximum engine capacity of 50ml
- a maximum speed of 50km/h.
If you've been issued with an X condition, you are subject to any of the following conditions or limitations.
XA - Periodic medical review required
Your licence is subject to a periodic medical review.
XB - Annual criminal history check
Your licence is subject to an annual criminal history check.
XC - For training and assessment only
Your licence is for training and assessment purposes only.
This is usually issued if you need a driving test or rehabilitation assessment before your licence renewal or re-licensing after a medical suspension.
XD - No driving between sunset and sunrise
You must not drive between sunset and sunrise.
XF - Licence class area restricted
Your licence is only valid in a specific area.
XG - Drive in company of rehabilitation service
You can only drive when accompanied by an instructor experienced in rehabilitation training.
This is applied if you are suffering from a medical condition and require training prior to re-applying for your driver licence.
XH - In company of full licence holder
You may only drive when accompanied by a person holding a full licence for the class of vehicle being driven.
XI - Not to exceed 80 km/h in car
You must not drive a motor vehicle, not including a motorcycle, at a speed of more than 80km/h.
XJ - Zero % BAC
You must observe zero blood alcohol concentration (BAC).
XK - Zero % BAC when riding a motorcycle
You must observe zero blood alcohol concentration while riding a motorcycle.
XM - Not to exceed 80km/h on a motorcycle
You must not exceed 80km/h while riding a motorcycle.
XN - No pillion on a motorcycle
You must not carry a pillion passenger while riding a motorcycle.
XP - Must wear approved helmet
You must wear approved motorcycle rider's helmet.
XQ - Refer to driver's instrument
You may only drive subject to specific conditions other than those listed.
XR - Visual aids required to drive a heavy vehicle or commercially
You require vision aids when:
- driving a heavy vehicle with a gross vehicle mass of over 8 tonnes
- operating as a driving instructor
- driving a commercial passenger vehicle.
XS - LAMS approved motorcycles only
You may only ride a LAMS approved motorcycle.
XU - Automatic transmission (heavy vehicle)
This is a condition for heavy vehicle licences only.
XV - Instructor for class R only
You (the instructor) may only teach a person to ride a motorcycle for fee or reward.
XW - DriveSafe NT remote instructor only
You (the instructor) may only teach participants of the DriveSafe NT remote program.
Last updated: 28 November 2022
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