NT written off vehicle register

How to notify the MVR

You must notify the MVR within 14 days of your vehicle being declared a total loss by your insurance company. This is also called a written-off vehicle.

If you are not making an insurance claim on your vehicle, you must notify the MVR within 14 days of the date of the incident.

The MVR deals with queries and other business for written-off vehicles from Monday to Friday only.

To notify the MVR that your vehicle has been written off, follow these steps.

Step 1. Complete written-off vehicle advice

You must complete a written-off vehicle advice PDF (390.4 KB).

You can also fill in an M01 application to cancel registration PDF (352.7 KB).

Step 2. Submit written-off vehicle advice

You can submit a written-off vehicle advice to nt.wovr@nt.gov.au.

Another person can also submit the advice on your behalf.

This includes any of the following:

  • the insurer that declared the vehicle to be a total loss under a contract of insurance
  • a licensed motor vehicle trader
  • a person approved by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to assess damaged vehicles
  • a person who is qualified or accredited to assess damaged vehicles.

You can send your written-off vehicle advice by mail or in person.


Send your advice to:

Written-Off Vehicle Register - vehicle compliance
GPO Box 2520
Darwin NT 0801

In person

You can submit your advice in person at an MVR office.


To find out more, contact the MVR.

For more information, read V54 NT vehicle written-off vehicle register PDF (493.6 KB).

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Last updated: 18 October 2021

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