Apply for road event permit
You must apply for a permit to organise a:
- vehicle or bicycle speed trial or race on any public road
- parade or procession on a public road owned by the Northern Territory (NT).
Other parades or processions need approval from the road authority.
Before you apply
Your application won't be accepted if you submit it more than three months or less than seven days before the event date.
You will need all of the following:
- approval from the road authority
- written consent from the NT Police
- to fill in an application for road event .
The road authority is responsible for the care, control and management of the public road – eg: councils, shire councils and the NT Government.
More than one road authority may need to grant their approval for an event.
The organiser may also be required to have some or all of the following.
Traffic management plan for events
For events conducted on NT Government-controlled roads, a traffic management plan designed by a qualified NT traffic management plan designer is required.
NT traffic management designers should refer to the technical policy on traffic management plans.
Advisory and warning signs
Certain events may require advisory or warning signs. Where applicable, signs must comply with Australian Standards.
The organiser may be required to provide appropriate aid, comfort or medical facility to anyone involved in an event. For larger events, emergency management plans may be required.
Litter and refuse
The organiser may be required to remove litter and refuse as a result of an event.
Public notice requirement
Public notice of the application must be made not less than seven days before the event. This is not a notice of approval for the event.
How to apply
To submit your application, go to an MVR office.
You can also email your application to email@example.com.
GPO Box 2520
Darwin NT 0801
For more information, read the following:
You can also phone the road authority on:
Last updated: 17 March 2021
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