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
- 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.