Public Aquarium Licence - Northern Territory

Service summary

If you intend to keep live fish and aquatic life for the purpose of exhibiting them for profit in the Northern Territory you must obtain a Public Aquarium Licence.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

See application requirements


Annual to 30 June.


$640 (2016-17).

Cash, Credit Card / EFTPOS, cheque or money order.

Additional information

Application checklist:

  • Details of species to be collected/displayed
  • Area(s) from which species are to be collected
  • Approved plans for facility
  • Business and marketing plans
  • Experience of applicant and key personnel
  • Quarantine and disease strategies
  • Security of ponds/tanks
  • Minimum volume of water that will be under display
  • Approvals required by other agencies
  • Long term financial ability to fund project
  • Any convictions for Fisheries offences
  • Decommissioning

Any documents as required by the Agency.

Administering agency

Fisheries Group

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1988 (Northern Territory)

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulations 1992 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Licensing Officer

Operating address:
Berrimah Research Farm
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address:
GPO Box 3000
Darwin NT 0801





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