Tobacco Retail Licence - Northern Territory

Service summary

Any business selling a tobacco product must obtain a Tobacco Retail Licence.

A tobacco product is a product, the main ingredient of which is tobacco, that is used or is intended to be used for human consumption by smoking or chewing, and includes tobacco, cigarettes and cigars.

A tobacco product also includes a product, the main ingredient of which is plant matter (other than tobacco) the possession of which is lawful, that is used or is intended to be used for human consumption by smoking.

The licence remains in force until

  • it is surrendered/cancelled or
  • if the retailer is a natural person, the person dies or
  • if the retailer is a body corporate, the body corporate is dissolved.

Service type


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


1, 3 or 5 years.


200 Revenue Units per year
In 2017/2018 - 1 Revenue Unit is equivalent to $1.15

Additional information

Criminal History Check

Certificate of Incorporation if Applicant is a Company
Copy of Partnership Agreement if Applicant is a Partnership
Copy of Business Name Registration Certificate
Company Search (including details of all directors and shareholders, holding companies or any associated company (and including details of all directors and shareholders of this company) or partnership. In the case of shareholders being a company, ASC details for that company.)
Signed Authority to Release Criminal History Form

Administering agency

Licensing NT

Act(s) name

Tobacco Control Act 2002 (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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