First you have to apply for a learner licence. After six months you can do a driving test, and if you pass you will get a driver licence.

You have to apply to the Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) for a learner licence. You must learn the road rules and pass a written test to get a learner licence.

After you get your learner licence, you have to practice driving for at least 6 months before you can do a driving test. When you are driving with a learner licence, you can’t drive alone. You must have a driver in the car with you who has a full licence.

If you pass the driving test you will get a provisional licence. This licence has extra rules you must follow.

If you do not pass the driving test, you will not get a licence. You can do the test again at another time.

You can find more information about getting a driver licence at NT.GOV.AU.


Who Can Help? (Service Providers)

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Text based resources about this topic


NT Road Users’ Handbook

This handbook is a comprehensive guide for all drivers. It contains information about the rules of the road and basic driving skills.


Licence classes and conditions

This page provides information on licence types and the main licence conditions.

Glossary: What these words mean

full licence

A full licence is also known as an open licence. If you have a full licence you can drive without the restrictions of a learner (L) or provisional (P) licence


A licence lets you do something that other people without a licence can’t do. For example, a driver licence is a card or paper from the government that says you can drive. It says the kind of car, motorbike or truck that you can drive. You can use the licence until the expiry date. After the expiry date you need to renew it.

A gun licence (also called a firearm licence) is a card or paper from the Government that says you can use a gun. It says the kind of gun you can use and where you can use it.



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