Evidence of identity and residency: licence and registration

In the Northern Territory (NT) you must present at least three documents to prove your identity or residency when you apply for or change your driver licence or vehicle registration.

This can be either:

  • one category A document and two category B documents 
  • or two category A documents and one category B document.

Your signature and date of birth must be on at least one of the three documents.

If your NT residential address is not shown on any of your identity documents, you must also present a fourth document that proves your evidence of residency. 

Only original documents will be accepted. Copies or certified documents will not be accepted. 

Category A documents

You can present any of the following:

  • Australian birth certificate with the registration and certificate number
  • Australian passport (current or expired up to two years)
  • a current overseas passport (current or expired up to two years)
  • Australian driver licence (current or expired up to two years)
  • NT police and fire officer identity card
  • Australian naturalisation or citizenship certificate
  • Immigration department travel document (valid up to five years after issue).

Category B documents

You can present any of the following:

  • current Medicare card, NT Pensioner Concession Card, Department of Veterans' Affairs entitlement card, NT seniors card or other concession card issued by the Australian Government
  • current credit or debit card with signature and embossed name
  • current student identity document issued by an Australian educational institution with photo or signature
  • current Australian-issued security guard/crowd controller licence with photo
  • current Australian-issued firearm licence with photo
  • current Australian Defence Force identity card (excluding civilians)
  • current evidence of age card or interstate driver licence
  • overseas driver licence (current or expired up to two years)
  • current NT Government employee identity card
  • current NT work zone traffic management identity card
  • current Larrakia Nation identity card
  • current East Arnhem Regional Council identity card
  • current Tangentyere Council identity card.

If you can't provide any category A or B identity documents

If you are unable to find at least three documents from the lists on this page, you may need to go to your nearest MVR office or call the MVR on 1300 654 628 for more information.

If you can't provide evidence of your NT residential address

If evidence of your NT residential address is not shown on the documents listed in category A or B, see below for a list of other documents you can submit to demonstrate your address.

Other documents of residency

If evidence of your current NT residential address is not shown on at least one of the documents listed in category A or B, you can submit one of the following: 

  • contract of purchase, current lease or rental document, receipt from an accommodation house or caravan park showing your residential address
  • formal NT Government correspondence identifying you and your residential address dated within the last 12 months
  • formal Australian Government correspondence identifying you and your residential address dated within the last 12 months
  • council rate notice identifying you and your residential address
  • financial institution document identifying you and your residential address dated within the last three months
  • gas, electricity, water, telephone, pay TV, Austar, internet account identifying you and your residential address dated within the last three months
  • Australian Taxation Office assessment showing current residential address
  • document from an educational institution identifying you and your residential address
  • completed parental or guardian evidence of residency verification form (193.3 kb) dated within the last three months.

If you can't provide any of these documents, call the MVR on 1300 654 628 for more information.

Find out how to change your name and contact details on your driver licence or how to change your name on your registration.

Births certificates: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people born in the NT after 1969 can access their birth certificate through the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people born in the NT prior to 1969 who may not have a birth certificate may be recorded in the Aboriginal Population Records available from the Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages. This record can be used as a Category A document. 

Births, Deaths and Marriages offices

Darwin

Ground Floor
Nichols Place, corner Cavenagh and Bennett Streets
Darwin.
Phone: (08) 8999 6119
Fax: (08) 8999 6324
RegistrarGeneral.DOJ@nt.gov.au

Mail: 

Births, Deaths and Marriages
GPO Box 3021
Darwin NT 0801

Alice Springs

Centrepoint Building
Corner Gregory and Hartley Streets
Alice Springs
Phone: (08) 8951 5339
Fax: (08) 8951 5340
RegistrarGeneral.DOJ@nt.gov.au

Mail:
 
Births, Deaths and Marriages
PO Box 8043
Alice Springs NT 0871

Last updated: 27 June 2017