|Northern Territory (NT)|
Compulsory Third Party Insurance (CTP)It is required by law for each motorist to hold CTP Insurance in Australia. It protects the driver or owner of the vehicle from personal injury claims made against them in the case of an accident.
In the Northern Territory, CTP Insurance is provided by Territory Insurance Office (TIO) and is included in the registration of your vehicle, which is administered by The Department of Planning and Infrastructure (DPI), under a no fault cover policy. See the TIO and DPI website for more information.
RegistrationNorthern Territory is the only state or territory in Australia which does not disclose the registration fees and how they are calculated to the public, they advised QuoteMyWheels they do this because calculating registration is complicated. Registration fees are determined by gross vehicle mass, engine size, and the number of cylinders. 4 cylinder cars registration is around $30 to $70 with more cylinders starting at around $90.
You can call the NT Motor Vehicle Registry on 1300 654 628 for more information.
All states and territories in Australia use a national driver license system. The national license classes contribute to road safety by better matching licence classes to the types of vehicles used on Australian roads making it easier to move between different States and Territories. License classes available are;
Car licenses apply to vehicles not exceeding 4.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass (GMV) and which carries less than 11 passengers.
Applies to 2 or three wheeled vehicle including using a sidecar or trailer with your motorbike.
Light Rigid (LR)
Applies to any rigid vehicle (ie, truck or bus) which is between 4.6-8.0 tonnes GMV. You must have held a car license for at least 12 months to get you LR license.
Medium Rigid (MR)
Allows you to drive a two axel rigid vehicle more than 8 tonnes GMV and tow a single trailer up to 9 tonnes. You must have held a car license for at least 12 months to get you MR license
Heavy Rigid (HR)
Can drive a rigid vehicle with 3 or more axels greater than 8 tonnes GMV and tow a single trailer up to 9 tonnes. You must have held a car license for at least 24 months to get you HR license.
Heavy Combination (HC)
Allows you drive a prime mover, single semi-trailer or rigid vehicle plus trailer greater than 9 tonnes GMV. You must have held a car license for at least 24 months and your MR for 12 months to get you HC license.
Multi Combination (MC)Allows you to drive the same vehicles as a HC license although enable you to add one or more additional trailers. You must complete a course for you MC license and also held you HR or HC license for at least 12 months.
To find out more visit NT’s Licensing authority MVR
Custom Number PlatesCustom number plates in the NT is run by Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) which is controlled by the NT Government. There are a few choices of plates available including regional themes & mining themes. Being a relatively small state I n terms of population, it is understandable that NT doesn’t have the biggest range of plates but there are some good choices you can make. You will need to fill in a form to order your personalised number plates and you are unable to see what is available without contacting MVR.
To find out more about the price or styles see the MVR personalised plates website