Register or transfer your vehicle
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) 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.
Vehicle registration in the NT includes third party Motor Accidents Compensation (MAC) insurance cover. MAC is a no-fault scheme and is compulsory as part of your vehicle registration fee. Read more about compulsory third party insurance.
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: 19 July 2022
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