NT Registration

Registration NT

In Northern Territory, CTP insurance is included in the fee to register your vehicle. You do not have to choose a CTP provider because the Territory Insurance Office (TIO) is the single insurer. NT registration goes for 6 or 12 months, but 6 months will cost you slightly more than paying for 12 months.

Prices for NT registration depend on whether you register for 6 or 12 months and the type of vehicle you drive and its engine size. For example:


Light vehicles


0-3,000cc (5 categories)
Over 3,000cc (10 categories)



Up to 125cc
Over 600cc

You can renew registration in NT in many ways:

  • MVR Quickpay
  • NT Rego app
  • Phone
  • Mail
  • In person
  • At post office.

While pensioners cannot get free NT registration, they can renew a driver licence for free.

Older cars on the road – 5 years or more – need a roadworthy inspection from an authorised inspector every 12 months to renew registration. You do not have to pay separately for this inspection because the price is automatically added to your registration fee.

If you want to buy a used vehicle, or have forgotten when your registration is due, the NT government provides a free Rego Check Online. It shows:

  • Status of vehicle registration
  • Registration expiry date
  • Vehicle inspection date, if needed.


Registration: Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR)

Phone: 1300 654 628

Mon-Fri 8 to 4pm

Sat 9am to 2pm

Email: mvr@nt.gov.au

Visit: MVR offices

Write: GPO Box 530, Darwin NT 0801

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