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
» Less than five years old
Yes No
2. Motor vehicle
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne GVM and
» Between five and 10 years old
Yes Yes
3. Motor vehicle
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne GVM
» From 10 years old
Yes Yes
4. Motor vehicle or trailer
» More than 4.5 tonne GVM / ATM
» Except new rigid trucks not more than 24.0 tonne GVM
Yes Yes
5. Motor vehicle
» New rigid trucks more 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
» Less than five years old
Yes No
7. Trailer
» Up to and including 500kg tare or
» Up to and including 750kg ATM and
» From five years old and
» Less than 10 years old
Yes Yes
8. Trailer
» More than 500kg tare or
» More than 750kg ATM and
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne ATM and
» Less than five years old
Yes No
9. Trailer
» More than 500kg tare or
» More than 750kg ATM and
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne ATM and
» Between five and 10 years old
Yes Yes
10. Trailer
» More than 500kg tare or
» More than 750kg ATM and
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne ATM and
» From 10 years old
Yes Yes
11. Commercial passenger vehicle
» Taxis
» Minibuses
» Private hire cars
» Limousines
» Ridesharing
» Vehicles registered as tourist vehicles
» Passenger buses registered as motor omnibus (MO)
» Special function vehicles
Yes Yes - see D below

Legend

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

NT registration renewal

Vehicle category Compliance check Roadworthy inspection
1. Motor vehicle
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne GVM and
» Less than five years old
A No
2. Motor vehicle
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne GVM and
» Between five and 10 years old
A B
3. Motor vehicle
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne GVM
» From 10 years old
A 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
5. Motor vehicle
» New rigid trucks Greater than 4.5 tonne GVM up to and including 24.0 tonne GVM
N/AN/A
6. Trailer
» Up to and including 500kg tare or
» Up to and including 750kg ATM and
» Less than five years old
A No
7. Trailer
» Up to and including 500kg tare or
» Up to and including 750kg ATM and
» Between five and 10 years old
A No 
8. Trailer
» More than 500kg tare or
» More than 750kg ATM and
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne ATM and
» Less than five years old
A No 
9. Trailer
» More than 500kg tare or
» More than 750kg ATM and
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne ATM and
» Between five and 10 years old
A
10. Trailer
» More than 500kg tare or
» More than 750kg ATM and
» Up to and including 4.5 tonne ATM and
» From 10 years old
A
11. Commercial passenger vehicle
» Taxis
» Minibuses
» Private Hire Cars
» Limousines
» Ridesharing
» Vehicles registered as tourist vehicles
» Passenger buses registered as motor omnibus (MO)
» Special function vehicles
A C

Further information

For more information read the vehicle inspection types bulletin (792.2 kb).

Last updated: 19 December 2017