CPV review: Decision 5a - review and relax age limits of vehicles

Decision 5a is to review and relax vehicle age limits.

The table below provides an overview of the decision.

Timeframe12 months
Approval statusApproved
Implementation statusCompleted
Related decisionsDecision 5 - develop cosmetic standards for the interior of vehicles


The currently policy temporarily allowing the extending of the vehicle age limits, based on vehicle quality, for up to 12 months will be permanently implemented.

This policy will be merged into the relevant in-service maintenance standards.


The Northern Territory currently has a commercial passenger vehicle (CPV) age limit of 9 years from the date of vehicle manufacture.

The effects of COVID-19 have resulted in the government implementing a temporary 12-month extension on the vehicle age limit for any CPVs that have maintained their mechanical and in-service maintenance standards.

This government decision recommended, and was approved, to maintain the 9-year vehicle age limit, while permanently implementing the 12-month extension opportunity for vehicles that continue to be maintained in accordance with mechanical and in-service maintenance standards.

Last updated: 25 November 2022

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