Quad bikes and ATVs: conditional registration

You can apply for conditional registration for a quad bike or all-terrain vehicles (ATV) for work related purposes.

A quad bike is a four wheel vehicle with saddle-style seating.

An ATV is a four-wheeled vehicle that is usually fitted with seatbelts and roll-over protection systems and a side-by-side seating style.

You can apply for work related purposes including any of the following:

  • roadside litter collection
  • ground maintenance
  • herbicide spraying
  • park management.

Driving on wet roads or rough terrain is not regarded as a sufficient reason for conditional registration.

Before you apply

Check that your quad bike or ATV has the right minimum safety equipment including all of the following:

  • a rotating amber flashing light visible from all directions from a distance of at least 200m in daylight conditions
  • front and rear lighting to improve vehicle visibility
  • rear-vision mirror
  • horn or suitable audible warning device
  • adequate brakes and steering
  • red rear reflectors.

Riding restrictions on your conditional registration include all of the following:

How to apply

Complete and email your application for conditional registration assessment (67.4 kb) to mvr@nt.gov.au.

You can then organise for an assessment and pay your conditional registration fee by phone 1300 654 628.

If you can't email your application, you can apply in person at a MVR office. You can pay your fee by MasterCard, Visa, cash or EFTPOS.

To find out more call a MVR customer service officer (8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday) on 1300 654 628.

Last updated: 27 June 2017