Types of personalised and special number plates

When applying for personalised plates, you can choose from a range of different sizes and colours.

The look of the number plates will depend on what type it is.

Find out how to apply for personalised plates.

Standard number plates are available in:

  • ochre characters on white background
  • black characters on yellow background
  • black characters on white background.
Plate sample Characters, size and descriptionSlogan
Standard size car plate - 435 (diamond) 948  N.T. OUTBACK AUSTRALIA  Standard
372mm x 133mm
Up to 6 characters only - with optional diamond

'NT' on bottom

Slogan options:

  • NATURE TERRITORY
  • OUTBACK AUSTRALIA
Medium size car plate - N.T. FRED (diamond) S  Medium
315mm x 133mm
Up to 5 characters only - with optional diamond

'NT' on top

No slogan option

Small size car plate - N.T. GO  Small
190mm x 133mm
Up to 3 characters only - with no diamond

'NT' on top

No slogan option

Seven digit car plate - NT SLIM (diamond) 21  Seven-digit
372mm x 100mm (slimline)
372mm x 133mm (standard) 

Seven-digit car plates can be ordered in a combination of:

  • both slimline
  • 1 each of slimline and standard
  • both standard.

You can choose between up to:

  • 6 characters - with optional diamond or
  • 7 characters - with no diamond.

'NT' on side

No slogan option

Special number plates are available with a character sequence up to five or six characters in a standard size only.

You can apply for the:

  • explorer Territory series - with the image of the explorer John McDouall Stuart and the southern cross (white characters on blue background only) or
  • regional series - with the slogan and symbol that represents a particular region (ochre characters on white background only).
Plate sampleCharacters and descriptionSlogan
Sample of the Explorer Territory number plate - with an image of the explorer John McDouall Stuart looking out over the horizon with the Southern Cross in the background  Explorer Territory
372mm x 133mm 
Up to 5 characters - with no diamond
EXPLORER TERRITORY NT - OUTBACK AUSTRALIA
Sample image of the Darwin region number plate - with an image of a barra  Darwin region
372mm x 133mm 
Up to 6 characters - with no diamond
BARRA COUNTRY - DARWIN NT
Sample of the Palmerston region number plate - with an image of a lizard  Palmerston region
372mm x 133mm 
Up to 6 characters - with no diamond
CITY OF THE FUTURE - PALMERSTON NT
Sample of the Arnhem Land region number plate - with an image of a tree  Arnhem Land region
372mm x 133mm 
Up to 6 characters - with no diamond
BEST KEPT SECRET - ARNHEM LAND NT
Sample of the Katherine region number plate - with an image of a man riding a horse  Katherine region
372mm x 133mm 
Up to 6 characters - with no diamond
CATTLE COUNTRY - KATHERINE NT
Sample of the Tennant Creek region number plate - with an image of a man digging for gold  Tennant Creek region
372mm x 133mm 
Up to 6 characters - with no diamond
GOLD COUNTRY - TENNANT CREEK NT
Sample of the Alice Springs region number plate -  with an image of a man riding a camel  Alice Springs region
372mm x 133mm 
Up to 6 characters - with no diamond
THE RED CENTRE - ALICE SPRINGS NT

The motorcycle or trailer series are available in:

  • ochre characters on white background
  • black characters on white background
  • black characters on yellow background.
Plate sample Characters, size and descriptionSlogan
Sample of the motorcycle number plate  Motorcycle plate
215mm x 97mm
Up to 5 characters - with optional diamond

'NT' on top

No slogan option

Sample of the trailer number plate  Trailer plate
372mm x 133mm
Up to 5 characters - with optional diamond

'NT' on bottom

Slogan options:

  • NATURE TERRITORY
  • OUTBACK AUSTRALIA

If your vehicle has club vehicle registration, you must display a club series plate.

The club series is available in white characters on red background only.

Plate sampleCharacters, size and descriptionSlogan
Sample of the standard club car number plate  Car - Standard club
372mm x 133mm
Up to 6 characters - with optional diamond
'CLUB' on left
'NT - MOTOR ENTHUSIAST' on bottom
Sample of the car - medium number plate  Car - Medium club
315mm x 133mm
Up to 5 characters - with optional diamond
'CLUB' on left
'NT - MOTOR ENTHUSIAST' on bottom
Sample of the motorcycle number plate  Motorcycle - Standard club
215mm x 97mm
Up to 4 characters - with optional diamond
'NT' on top
'CLUB' on left
No slogan option

The special purpose series is only available for vehicles:

  • over 4.5 tonne gross vehicle mass (GVM) and
  • registered as special purpose.

It's available in black characters on orange background only.

Plate sampleCharacters, size and descriptionSlogan
Sample of the special purpose vehicle number plate 372mm x 133mm
Up to 6 characters - with optional diamond
'SV' on left
'NT - SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLE' on bottom

Contact

To find out more, contact the MVR.


Last updated: 14 October 2022

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