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Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR)

Driver Licensing

The Department of Transport provides motor vehicle licensing services throughout the Territory.

To operate a motor vehicle in any public place in the Northern Territory, including driving in car parks and other private property where the public has access, you will need to be licensed.

Northern Territory Road Users' Handbook

Road User's Handbook - CoverThe Northern Territory Road Users' Handbook is a comprehensive guide for the new driver, with important information in relation to obtaining a driver licence, the rules of the road, and basic driving skills. The handbook also explains the Australian Road Rules which are used in each State and Territory of Australia.

 

 

Northern Territory Learner Drivers' Guide

Learner Drivers Guide - CoverThe Learner Drivers’ Guide is for new drivers it contains basic safe driving knowledge and step-by-step procedures to help new drivers learn how to drive a car and obtain a provisional class C licence. This guide must be read in conjunction with the Road Users’ Handbook which explains in detail Northern Territory road rules, safety and drivers’ responsibilities.

 

 

Northern Territory Motorcyle Riders' Handbook

Motorcycle Riders Handbook - CoverThe Motorcycle Riders’ Handbook provides important information on licensing requirements, riding techniques, rider safety including road safety and rules specific to motorcyclists. This guide must be read in conjunction with the Road Users’ Handbook which explains in detail Northern Territory road rules, safety and drivers’ responsibilities.

 

Driver / Rider Knowledge Test (DKT) 

Driver / Rider Knowledge Test (DKT) The Northern Territory Road Users' Handbook is a comprehensive guide for the new driver, with important information in relation to obtaining a driver licence, the rules of the road, and basic driving skills. The handbook also explains the Australian Road Rules which are used in each State and Territory of Australia.

 

What is the DKT? 

The DKT is a computer based road rules knowledge test that consists of 30 multiple choice questions. The questions are selected at random from a pool of over 300 questions. You will need to get 26 out of 30 questions correct to pass. 

 

Studying for the DKT

Everything you need to know to pass the DKT is included in the Road Users Handbook which you can download for free.  You can also download the question bank for the ‘Car’ and ‘Motorcycle’ DKT which will identify all possible questions you could be asked in the DKT. 

Once you have studied the Road Users Handbook you can use the online practice DKT to see if you are ready to take the DKT at an MVR office. The online practice test will ask you the same questions you may be asked during the DKT at MVR.


Test your knowledge with a practice DKT

Applicants with Special needs or learning difficulties

The DKT is only available in English, if you have any special learning needs or English is a second language you can book in for a verbal test (waiting periods may apply).