Commercial Agent Licence (Category of Commercial and Private Agents Licence) - Northern Territory

Service summary

This licence permits the holder to:

  • ascertain the location of and repossess property subject to a hire purchase agreement;
  • collect and request payment of debts;
  • execute any legal process; and
  • obtain evidence for any legal proceeding.

Where the applicant is a company, the manager must be licensed as a commercial and private agent and they must have an office or an agent physically located in the Northern Territory.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A licensee must hold a bond of $2,000 if a company, $1,500 if a business or $1,000 if an individual. If the bond is not current, the agent is deemed unlicensed.

Applicants must submit two references and complete the documents before lodging their application. An original birth certificate or an extract of the birth certificate [or a certified copy] must be filed with the documents and they must advertise their intention to apply for this category of licence in a NT Regional Newspaper [see guide to advertising].


3 or 5 years.


3 years - 100 Revenue Units
5 years - 166 Revenue Units
In 2016/2017 - 1 Revenue Unit is equivalent to $1.15

Administering agency

Licensing NT

Act(s) name

Commercial & Private Agents Licensing Act 2001 (Northern Territory)

Contact details

Territory Business Centre, Darwin

Other Offices:

Territory Business Centre, Katherine:
Street Address: Shop 1, Randazzo Building, 18 Katherine Terrace, Katherine NT 0850
Postal Address: PO Box 9800, Katherine NT 0851
Phone: 08 8973 8180
Fax: 08 8973 8188

Territory Business Centre, Tennant Creek:
Street Address: Ground Floor, Barkly House, 99 Paterson Street, Tennant Creek NT 0860
Postal Address: PO Box 9800, Tennant Creek NT 0861
Phone: 08 8962 4411
Fax: 08 8962 4413

Territory Business Centre, Alice Springs:
Street Address: The Green Well Building, 50 Bath Street, Alice Springs NT 0870
Postal Address: PO Box 9800, Alice Springs NT 0871
Phone: 08 8951 8524
Fax: 08 8951 8533

Operating address:
Ground Floor, Development House
76 The Esplanade
Darwin NT 0800
Mailing address:
GPO Box 9800
Darwin NT 0801

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