Register or transfer your vehicle
If you're a Northern Territory (NT) resident, you must register your vehicle with the Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) office.
- buying a new vehicle
- vehicles that haven't been registered in the NT for more than 12 months (otherwise you can renew your vehicle registration)
- vehicles registered with another state or country (you must do this within three months of living in the NT)
- vehicle ownership for a deceased estate.
This applies to cars, motorcycles, trailers and other motor vehicles.
How to register
To register your vehicle for the first time, follow the steps below.
You may choose a registration period of one, three, six or 12 months.
You may be exempt from stamp duty - check the application for stamp duty exemption .
If you're not exempt, check how much you must pay using the vehicle registration stamp duty calculator.
Last updated: 06 January 2022
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