NT written off vehicle register

Report a written-off vehicle

Your vehicle must be added to the written-off vehicle register 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're not making an insurance claim on your vehicle, you must complete the written-off advice within 14 days of the date of the incident.

Queries and other business for written-off vehicles are dealt with Monday to Friday only.

You can get a refund of current registration where applicable.

Who can submit

The registered owner must submit the advice.

Another person can also submit the advice on the registered owner's behalf.

They can include 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.

How to submit

To advise your vehicle has been written off, follow these steps.

Step 1. Complete written-off vehicle advice

You must complete a VS7 written-off vehicle advice PDF (390.4 KB).

Step 2. Submit written-off vehicle advice

You can send your advice by email or mail.


Send your advice to nt.wovr@nt.gov.au.


Send your advice to:

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

For more information, read V54 NT vehicle written-off vehicle register PDF (153.1 KB).

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Last updated: 14 June 2022

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