Community Store Licence - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to apply for this licence if you intend to operate a community store selling food, drink or grocery items within the Northern Territory.

If the store you operate is considered to be an important source of food, drink or grocery items for an Aboriginal community then you will be required to apply for this licence.

The licence allows you to:

  • Continue to operate your store;
  • Accept income managed funds on the BasicsCard; and
  • Credit income managed funds to a store account.

This licensing regime is designed to provide food security for Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. Food security means a reasonable ongoing level of access to a range of food, drink and grocery items that is reasonably priced, safe and of sufficient quantity and quality to meet nutritional and related household needs.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Submit an application form; and
  • Submit any required supporting documentation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for a Community Store Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Social Services
Families and Communities

Act(s) name

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Social Services
Families and Communities


Operating address:
Tuggeranong Office Park
Soward Way (cnr Athllon Drive)
Greenway
Australian Capital Territory 2900
Mailing address:
PO Box 7576
Canberra Business Centre
Australian Capital Territory 2610

Phone:

1300653227

Phone:

02 61460001
dssfeedback@dss.gov.au

Supporting information

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