Check if your vehicle needs an inspection

The below table shows when your type of vehicle needs a roadworthy inspection to register your car.

For older cars on the road, you will need a roadworthy inspection every 12 months to renew your registration.

First NT registration

Vehicle category Compliance check Roadworthy inspection
1. Motor vehicle
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne GVM and
» Up to and including 5 years old
Yes No
2. Motor vehicle
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne GVM and
» Greater than 5 years old and
» Less than 10 years
Yes Yes
3. Motor vehicle
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne GVM
» Equal to or greater than 10 years
Yes Yes
4. Motor vehicle or trailer
» Greater than 4.5 tonne GVM / ATM
» Except NEW Rigid Trucks up to and including 24.0 tonne GVM
Yes Yes
5. Motor vehicle
» NEW Rigid Trucks Greater than 4.5 tonne GVM up to and including 24.0 tonne GVM
Yes No
6. Trailer
» Up to and including 500kg tare or
» Up to and including 750kg ATM and
» Up to and including 5 years old
Yes No
7. Trailer
» Up to and including 500kg tare or
» Up to and including 750kg ATM and
» Greater than 5 years old and
» Less than 10 years old
Yes Yes
8. Trailer
» Greater than 500kg tare or
» Greater than 750kg ATM and
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne ATM and
» Up to and including 5 years old
Yes No
9. Trailer
» Greater than 500kg tare or
» Greater than 750kg ATM and
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne ATM and
» Greater than 5 years old and
» Less than 10 years old
Yes Yes
10. Trailer
» Greater than 500kg tare or
» Greater than 750kg ATM and
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne ATM and
» Equal to or greater than 10 years old
Yes Yes - see D below
11. Commercial passenger vehicle
» Buses registered as motor omnibus (MO)
» Vehicles registered as tourist vehicles (TV)
Yes Yes - see D below
12. Commercial passenger vehicle
» Taxis
» Minibuses
» Private hire cars
» Limousines
» Courtesy vehicles
» Special function vehicles
» Special passenger vehicles
Yes Yes - see D below

Legend

  • A - compliance check only if vehicle details do not match.
  • B - next roadworthy inspection required when vehicle is 10 years old.
  • C - annual roadworthy inspection.
  • D - roadworthy and cosmetic inspection unless exempted under an approved vehicle maintenance scheme.

NT registration renewal

Vehicle category Compliance check Roadworthy inspection
1. Motor vehicle
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne GVM and
» Up to and including 5 years old
A No
2. Motor vehicle
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne GVM and
» Greater than 5 years old and
» Less than 10 years
A Yes, B 
3. Motor vehicle
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne GVM and F
» Equal to or greater than 10 years
A Yes, C
4. Motor vehicle or trailer
» Greater than 4.5 tonne GVM / ATM
» Except NEW Rigid Trucks up to and including 24.0 tonne GVM
A Yes, C 
5. Motor vehicle
» NEW Rigid Trucks Greater than 4.5 tonne GVM up to and including 24.0 tonne GVM
A Yes, C 
6. Trailer
» Up to and including 500kg tare or
» Up to and including 750kg ATM and
» Up to and including 5 years old
A No
7. Trailer
» Up to and including 500kg tare or
» Up to and including 750kg ATM and
» Greater than 5 years old and
» Less than 10 years old
A No 
8. Trailer
» Greater than 500kg tare or
» Greater than 750kg ATM and
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne ATM and
» Up to and including 5 years old
A No 
9. Trailer
» Greater than 500kg tare or
» Greater than 750kg ATM and
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne ATM and
» Greater than 5 years old and
» Less than 10 years old
A Yes, B 
10. Trailer
» Greater than 500kg tare or
» Greater than 750kg ATM and
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne ATM and
» Equal to or greater than 10 years old
A Yes, C 
11. Commercial passenger vehicle
» Buses registered as Motor Omnibus (MO)
» Vehicles registered as Tourist Vehicles (TV)
A Yes, C 
12. Commercial passenger vehicle
» Taxis
» Minibuses
» Private Hire Cars
» Limousines
» Courtesy Vehicles
» Special Function Vehicles
» Special Passenger Vehicles
A Yes, C

Last updated: 27 June 2017