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Electric vehicle concessions
From 1 July 2022, you can get registration and stamp duty concessions for eligible plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).
Find out about PEV registration and stamp duty concession.
If you're a Northern Territory (NT) resident, you must register your vehicle with the Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR).
This applies to cars, motorcycles, trailers and other motor vehicles that are:
- for hire or rental
- unregistered in the NT for more than 12 months (otherwise you can renew your vehicle registration)
- registered with another state or country (you must do this within 3 months of living in the NT)
- for a deceased estate.
As part of your registration fee, it includes compulsory motor accidents compensation (MAC) insurance cover. Read more about compulsory third party insurance.
How to register
To register your vehicle for the first time, follow these steps.
You may choose a registration period of 1, 3, 6 or 12 months.
Fill in the R11 application to register a vehicle .
You must also attach the following supporting documents:
- evidence of identity and residency
- proof of vehicle ownership
- roadworthy inspection report - if required and not provided already to MVR.
If you’re using your vehicle for hire or rental, you must declare this in section 8.
Submit your application with supporting documents at an MVR office.
Pay the fees for registration, number plates and stamp duty by EFTPOS, MasterCard, Visa, BasicsCard or cash.
If you’re eligible, you may be exempt from stamp duty - check the application for stamp duty exemption .
If you're not eligible, check how much you must pay using the vehicle registration stamp duty calculator.
Last updated: 23 August 2022
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