Business Agent's Licence - Northern Territory

Service summary

This licence is required in order to carry on business as a Business Agent.

A business agent acts as an agent in respect of:
(i) the sale, purchase, exchange, leasing or letting or other dealings with, or
(ii) negotiations for the sale, purchase, exchange, leasing, letting or other dealings with, or the disposition of,
a business or any share or interest in a business, or the goodwill in, or stock-in-trade of, a business.

Applicants may be an individual, company or firm. If the applicant is a company or firm then at least one individual must hold an equivalent licence.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be over 18, a fit and proper person, hold prescribed educational qualifications and be competent to carry on business on their own account, and will carry on business in the Territory.


1, 3 or 5 years.


619 Revenue Units per year.
If combination Real Estate/Business Agents Licence the fee is 715 Revenue Units for both.

In 2017/18 - 1 Revenue Unit is equivalent to $1.15.

Cash, cheque, EFTPOS, Credit Card.

Additional information

New competency-based training course yet to be approved. Former qualification, Certificate IV in Real Estate accepted in interim.

Administering agency

Property Agents Licensing

Act(s) name

Agents Licensing Act 1979 (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, Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address:
GPO Box 9800
Darwin NT 0801

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