Transport and road safety

We deliver 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.

With regard to the road network, the department is empowered under the Control of Roads Act on behalf of the NT Government as the owner of the road network for the care and management of the network, and is the competent authority under the Traffic Act.

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

Campaign and initiatives

The following are campaigns that aims to raise awareness:

Read about the department's projects.


Go to the Northern Territory Government website to:

Legislation amendments

Find out about amendments to the Ports Management Act and Regulations.

Last updated: 05 August 2020

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