Aquaculture Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to breed or farm fish or aquatic life in large scale commercial facilities with a total water volume of more than 10,000 litres.

Any new licence application must be preceded by a business proposal detailing species to be farmed, area of operation and infrastructure development undertaken or proposed.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence, you will need to:

  • identify the site you intend to use
  • obtain other relevant approvals such as a water extraction licence, development consent and land clearing permit
  • prepare a notice of intent
  • provide details of the species of fish you will keep
  • provide details of the gear that you intend to use
  • provide plans relating to the construction of the aquaculture facility
  • provide a proposed plan of operation.


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $650.00 Fee for 2021-22

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Fisheries Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Senior Licensing Officer

Fisheries Division

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Northern Territory
Operating address: 33 Vaughan Street
Berrimah, Northern Territory 0828
Phone: 08 8999 2370