Get Ready For Your Northern Territory Learners Test

Welcome to our NT Driver Knowledge Test resources! It’s no surprise that the Northern Territory is often referred to as the heart of Australia, as from the tropical beaches of Kakadu National Park to Uluru, or Ayers Rock, in the “red centre,” the NT has some of the best scenery the outback has to offer. It’s all just a car ride away, once you get your driver licence. On this page, you’ll find FREE resources you need to achieve the goal of getting your licence. You can start by studying the appropriate manual; simply click the Driver’s Handbook tab, and you’ll find the 2019 NT Road Users’ Handbook, Motorcycle Riders’ Handbook, or Heavy Vehicle Drivers’ Handbook. We also provide an FAQ with all the information you need about applying for your permit and licence. Once you feel comfortable with the information, you can start taking our practice tests, based on the very latest information from the road users’ handbook, and phrased like questions on the real exam. When you’ve mastered the practice exams, you’re ready for the NT Test Simulator – our hardest practice exam, and most similar to the real test, with no hints or explanations, and the same pass/fail rate as the actual test. Once you’ve mastered it, you’ll be ready to breeze right through your NT learner’s test. Good luck!

NT Driver’s Licence FAQ

Getting a Learner Licence in the Northern Territory: Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When can I start to apply for a learner licence in the Northern Territory?

    You can apply for your learner licence when you’re 16 years of age.
  • What documents do I need to bring to apply for my Northern Territory learner licence?

    • A completed form L1 - Application for a NT Driver/Rider Licence
    • Theory Test fee - $20.00
    • Learner licence fee - $22.00
    • Evidence of Identity:
      • Option 1: One ‘Category A’ document:
        • Australian Birth Certificate (must be original, not extract)
        • Australian Citizenship Papers (original)
        • Australian Passport (can be expired up to 2 years)
        • Overseas Passport (can be expired up to 2 years)
        • Department of Immigration & Border Protection travel document (valid up to 5 years after issue)
        • Department of Immigration & Border Protection certificate of Evidence of Resident Status, include the
        • PRE and EIS ImmiCards (original)
        • Australian Photographic Drivers licence (can be expired up to 2 years)
        • NT Evidence of Age Card (can be expired up to 2 years)
      • PLUS two ‘Category B’ documents:
        • Medicare Card, NT Pensioner and Carer Concession Card, Dept of Veteran Affairs Entitlement Card
        • NT Seniors Card
        • Financial Institution Card with signature and embossed name
        • Student Identity Card (with photo and/or signature) issued by an Australian Educational Institution
        • Department of Veteran Affairs / Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
        • Australian issued Security Guard / Crowd Controller Licence (with photo)
        • Australian issued Firearm Licence (with photo)
        • Overseas Photographic Drivers Licence (in English or with official translation – can be expired up to 2 years)
        • NT Issued Identity Cards (with photo), as follows:
          • NT Work Zone Traffic Management
          • ID Card
          • East Arnhem Shire Council Proof of ID Card
          • NT Government Employee ID Card
          • Tangentyere Council Proof of ID Card
          • Larrakia Nation Proof of ID Card
      • Option 2: Two ‘Category A’ documents PLUS one ‘Category B’ document
    • Evidence of residential address:
      • Contract of Purchase, current lease or rental document, receipt from an accommodation house or caravan park etc, identifying the applicant and the residential address
      • Financial Institution document identifying applicant and residential address
      • Utility or Services Account (Gas, Electrical, Water, Landline Telephone [not mobile], Austar/Foxtel, Broadband, Internet etc.) Identifying the applicant and residential address
      • Council Rate Notice showing the current residential address
      • Formal NT Government correspondence identifying residential address (dated within one year of the application)
      • Formal Federal Government correspondence identifying residential address (dated within one year of the application)
      • Australian Taxation Office Assessment (last or current financial year) identifying the applicant and current residential address. (Please block out any reference to your Tax File Number.)
      • Australian Educational Institution document identifying the applicant and the residential address
      • Parent or Guardian
      • Evidence of Residency Verification
      • (MVR Form M18)
  • Where do I apply for a Northern Territory learner licence?

    You can apply to take your Theory Test and get your learner licence at any Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) outlet, or at an NT Police Outstation if you live in a remote area.
  • How can I contact my NT Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) outlet?

    You can find the outlet’s email address and local phone number listed on the NT Department of Transport website, or you can call 1300 654 628 with a general question.
  • Can I bring someone with me when I take my Northern Territory Theory Test?

    You’re welcome to bring a friend or family member with you to the testing location - but there’s no one you’re required to bring.
  • Will I receive a physical exam when I apply for my Northern Territory learner licence?

    No, but you do have to alert the government if you have any medical condition - including an eyesight issue - that could impact your ability to drive.
  • Will I receive an eyesight test when I apply for my Northern Territory learner licence?

    Yes, you’ll have to demonstrate that your visual acuity measures at least 0.5 (6/12) on the Snellen scale. If you wear glasses or contacts, you should wear them to the office when you go to take the Theory Test.
  • Will I get my photo taken when I apply for my Northern Territory learner licence?

    Yes, the office will take your photo when you pass the Theory Test.
  • Should I avoid wearing certain colours when I get my licence photo taken?

    No, there’s no particular colour you need to watch out for - just wear anything you normally would!
  • Should I pull my hair back when I get my licence photo taken?

    Only if it covers your eyes or face. Your licence photo needs to enable you to be identified clearly, so your whole face has to be clearly visible in it.
  • Should I avoid wearing makeup for my licence photo?

    Not necessarily, since the goal is to look as much like your 'everyday self' as possible. Just don’t cake it on too thickly!
  • Can I smile in my licence photo?

    No, although it’s a bit boring, you have to keep a totally straight face in the photo. This will make it easier to confirm your identity using your licence.
  • What else can I do to make sure I get a nice-looking licence photo?

    There really isn’t much else you can do. Just relax, look straight into the camera, and try not to blink at the flash!
  • I’m ready to get my Northern Territory learner licence. What do I do?

    Visit a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) outlet (or an NT Police Outstation if you live in a remote area) and take your Theory Test.

    Once you’ve passed your Theory Test - along with a simple eyesight test - you’ll become a learner driver, which means you’ll be legally qualified to start practising driving with a supervisory driver in the car.
  • I can’t find my question here. Where can I get it answered?

    You may want to check out our Beginner Driver Q & A Section, where we’ve got some professional driving experts who can probably help you out. You can also feel free to send us an email anytime:
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