Buying and selling a used vehicle: registration

New owner responsibilities: buyer

You must apply to transfer the ownership of a second-hand vehicle within 14 days of the date of the sale.

Before you apply

You must do all of the following:

How to apply

Submit your completed application through any of the options below.

You must also pay the transfer of ownership fee and stamp duty (if applicable).

In person

You can submit your application form and supporting documents at an MVR office.

You can pay the fees by using Visa, MasterCard, BasicsCard, cash, cheque or EFTPOS.


Email your application form and supporting documents to

MVR will contact you about payment. You can pay the fees by Visa or Mastercard.


You can send your application and supporting documents to:

Motor Vehicle Registry
GPO Box 530
Darwin NT 0801

You can either:

  • pay the fees with a cheque or money order or
  • call the MVR and pay by using a Visa or MasterCard once the form and documents are received.


To find out more, contact the MVR.

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Last updated: 05 June 2022

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