Renew your vehicle registration

To drive on a Northern Territory (NT) road, you must renew your car, trailer, motorcycle or other vehicle registration with the Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR).

Before you renew

You should check your renewal notice to find out when your roadworthy inspection is due.

You may be able to renew your registration for a short period (such as one or three months) up until the inspection due date.

If your vehicle is due for an inspection

Get an inspection with an authorised inspector.

Check if the inspector has forwarded the inspection report (green slip) to the MVR.

If they haven't, you will need to submit it yourself using any of the following ways:

How to renew

To renew your registration, choose from any of the options below.

You may choose a registration period of one, three, six or 12 months.

You may also be able to get a concession on your registration fee. Find out what concession cards you can use at MVR.

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You can renew your registration online if:

  • your vehicle is or has been registered in the NT
  • you have already submitted your vehicle inspection report (if your vehicle is due for an inspection).

You will need the transaction number shown on your registration renewal notice.

You can pay by Visa, MasterCard or BPAY.

Renew your registration on the MVR Quick Pay website.

You can also access the registration renewal link through the NT Rego app.

Before you call

You must meet all of the following conditions:

  • you're an NT resident
  • you have already submitted your vehicle inspection report (if your vehicle is due for an inspection)
  • your vehicle registration has not been cancelled or suspended
  • your vehicle is not defected.

When you call

Call 1300 654 628 and have the following information ready:

  • registration number (number plate)
  • MVR transaction number - this is the 8-digit unique number on the top right hand corner of your most recent renewal notice
  • NT Concession card number and/or NT Seniors card number (if applicable).

If you’re using your NT Concession card number and/or NT Seniors card number for the first time, you must let the MVR know.

You can pay by Visa or MasterCard.

You can renew your registration at a participating Australia Post outlet or at an MVR office, if you provide the following:

  • your registration number (number plate)
  • your evidence of identity such as your driver licence
  • the inspection report (if your vehicle is due for an inspection).

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

You can renew your registration by mail, if you send all of the following:

  • your renewal notice including payment details provided at the back of the notice
  • a letter requesting renewal including your vehicle's registration number
  • the inspection report (if your vehicle is due for an inspection)
  • cheque or money order to pay your renewal fee (if applicable).

Mail to:

Motor Vehicle Registry
GPO Box 530
Darwin NT 0801


Last updated: 20 September 2021

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