If a person is convicted of certain drink driving offences in the Northern Territory, and they have previously been convicted of at least one in the past, they may be required to participate in the Alcohol Ignition Lock (AIL) program in addition to a mandatory period of disqualification from driving. Depending on the severity of the offence, the court may order an AIL participation period ranging from six months to three years.
At the end of the mandatory disqualification period, a person can apply to have an AIL device installed and will hold an AIL licence for the length of time prescribed by the court. If the person opts not to take part in the AIL program, they may serve out the length of time as an additional disqualification period.
To apply for an AIL licence, a person must have held a driving licence (other than a learner licence) within the previous five years and completed the Drink Driver Education course relevant to the offence.
Please note that monthly fees and removal fees will increase effective 1 April 2017. Refer to Fee Schedule – NT below for details.
Guardian Program Information Guide – NT
Fee Schedule – NT
Application for NT AIL Licence
The NT Alcohol Ignition Lock Program (AIL) and How it Affects You
The Court-Ordered AIL Process
Frequently Asked Questions
NT Service Centres
Guardian Interlock is an approved provider of interlock systems in the Northern Territory. When you enrol on the interlock program through Guardian, we will connect you with your nearest service centre for installation and servicing of your interlock system.
Please see the Service Centres page for an up-to-date list of service centres in the Northern Territory.
For queries about the NT Alcohol Interlock Program, please contact us at Guardian and we will be happy to help.
NT Department of Transport Alcohol Ignition Lock Program Page
NT Department of Transport Alcohol Information Page
NT Department of Transport Back on Track Drink Drug Driver Program
NT Alcohol Support Services