Transfer your interstate driver licence
You must transfer your interstate driver licence within 3 months of living in the Northern Territory (NT).
To find out more about the 3 month rule, read driver licence rules for new NT residents.
You don't have to pay a fee to transfer your current interstate driver licence to the NT.
If you need to renew your licence, you must pay a fee.
How to transfer
If you have no conditions on your interstate licence, you can transfer it at an Australia Post Office that provides Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) services.
If you have driving conditions, you must visit an MVR office.
When you apply, you must provide:
- your current interstate licence
- a completed L1 application for an NT driver/rider licence
- your evidence of identity and residency.
Any conditions imposed on your interstate licence will be transferred to your NT licence.
If your licence has an X condition on it, the MVR will need to do an interstate check before transferring your licence.
Transferring your NT licence to another state or territory
If you transfer your NT licence to another state or territory, it will be cancelled after you have been issued with your new licence.
You can't claim a refund for an NT licence that has been cancelled and transferred.
Last updated: 28 February 2022
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