Aquarium Fishing / Display Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to collect, sell and display aquarium species. You may harvest from all inland, estuarine and marine waters to the outer boundary of the Australian fishing zone. Aquarium species includes:

  • aquarium fishes - mostly rainbowfish, catfish and scats
  • invertebrates  - hermit crabs, snails, whelks and hard and soft corals
  • plants.

There is a limit on the number of aquarium fishing / display licences allowed in the NT and all are currently allocated. You can only get a licence by buying it from an existing licence holder.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1400.00

Fees for 2023-24


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.