Motor Vehicle Dealer Licence - Northern Territory


This licence is required for all dealings in motor vehicles including new and secondhand vehicles inclusive of:

  • Motorcycles;
  • All terrain vehicles (ATV's) and quad bikes;
  • Motorised scooters;
  • Any vehicle over 200 watts (excluding Segways)

It is issued on an indefinite basis, subject to traders submitting an annual return, inclusive of financial information.

This licence is not required for the sale of plant and equipment eg cranes, hoists, conveyors, excavators, road graders, commercial vehicles exceeding five tonnes in mass and vehicles primarily designed for the carriage of stock.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Application may be made by either an individual or body corporate. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient material and financial resources to carry out the activity of a Motor Vehicle Dealer and are required to submit a business plan with their application and they must advertise their intention to apply for a Motor Vehicle Dealers Licence in a Northern Territory Regional Newspaper [see guide to advertising]. Applicants for Motor Vehicle Dealers Licences require a Manager to be appointed to oversee the daily operations of the dealership [see fact sheet on Commissioners approval of Manager].




$484 initial application
$278 Granting fee plus $74 Dealings Register
$278 annual fee for one yard, plus $139 per additional yard.

Credit Card.

Act(s) name

Consumer Affairs & Fair Trading Act 1990 Northern Territory

Administering agency

Licensing NT

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Territory Business Centre, Darwin

Operating address: Ground Floor, Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 9800
Darwin NT 0801
Toll Free: 1800193111
Phone: 0889821700
Fax: 0889821725
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