Welcome to NI Direct

Information and services


MOT and vehicle testing, vehicle tax and registration, driver licensing, learner drivers, driving for a living, road safety

Money, tax and benefits

Information on tax, benefits, welfare changes, pensions, money abroad, managing money and debt


Employment terms and conditions, redundancy, leaving your job, health and safety at work, workplace disputes and looking for work

Property and housing

Information on buying, selling and renting property, paying rates, tenants' rights, housing and planning

Education, learning and skills

Information on education, training and improving your skills, as well as advice and support with subject and career choices

Travel, transport and roads

Public transport, air travel, parking, bus lanes and how to report problems with a road or street

Crime, justice and the law

Information on crime prevention, what to do if you're a victim or witness of crime, the justice system and going to court

Health and wellbeing

Advice on health conditions, a symptom checker, healthy living, health services, having a baby, mental health and protecting the vulnerable

People with disabilities

Information for people with disabilities on topics including employment, financial support, accessibility and rights

Government, citizens and rights

Information on government, living in Northern Ireland, births, deaths, marriages, civil partnerships and consumer issues

Caring for someone

Information and advice if you live in Northern Ireland and care for someone including your rights, support services and money issues


Information for parents including your child's health and safety, education, child maintenance, childcare options, adoption and fostering

Pensions and retirement planning

Information and guidance about planning for retirement including forecasting your pension, how much income you will have and when to retire

Leisure, home and community

Family history, leisure and recreation, animal welfare and pets, noise nuisance, get online, safety in your home, moving abroad

Environment and greener living

Energy wise, waste and recycling, environmental quality in your area, greener homes and gardens