Transport and road safety

The Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics (DIPL) delivers a range of services across the Northern Territory (NT), including:

  • regulating public transport and commercial passenger vehicles
  • developing road safety policy, education and awareness programs
  • marine safety
  • vehicle registration and driver licensing.

Under the Control of Roads Act 1953, the department can act on behalf of the NT Government as the owner of the road network. It is also the competent authority under the Traffic Act 1987.

The NT road network has national highways, arterial and local roads, and bridges, except for those owned by local government, community associations and some pastoralists.

Campaigns and initiatives

The following are campaigns that aim to raise awareness about road safety:

Read about the department's projects.

Legislation amendments

Read about amendments to the:


Last updated: 16 September 2022

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