Payroll Tax Registration - Northern Territory


Employers who pay Northern Territory taxable wages must register for payroll tax if, during any one month, their total Australian wages (including those paid in the Northern Territory) exceed $125 000.

For payroll tax purposes, wages are cash or non-cash payments and benefits made or provided to employees, directors, and in some cases, to contractors. It also includes payments and benefits for family members of employees and directors.
If an employer is a member of a group, their total Australian wages is the sum of the taxable wages paid by all members of the group anywhere in Australia.

Detailed information regarding payroll tax obligations in the Northern Territory is available in the Payroll Tax Guide for Northern Territory Employers and Businesses, available from the Territory Revenue Office website

Service type


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


Until revoked.



Act(s) name

Payroll Tax Act 2009 Northern Territory

Additional information

Applications to register for Payroll Tax can be made online using the Integrated Revenue Application facility (INTRA).

Administering agency

Territory Revenue Office (Commissioner of Territory Revenue)

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Revenue Officer

Operating address: Level 14, Charles Darwin Centre
19 The Mall
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address: GPO Box 154
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 1300305353
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