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 (written off).

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 will need to complete a written off vehicle advice.

Written off vehicle advice (390.4 kb).

You can also fill in an M01 form application for refund of your registration (249.1 kb).

Step 2: submit written off vehicle advice

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

Another person can also submit the written off vehicle 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.


Send your written off vehicle advice form to:

Motor Vehicle Registry
GPO Box 530
Darwin NT 0801

In person

You can submit your written off vehicle advice in person at a MVR office.

To find out more contact the MVR.

More information

For more information get a copy of V54 NT vehicle written-off vehicle register (493.6 kb)

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Last updated: 13 September 2018


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