Aquarium Fishing / Display Licence - Northern Territory


You will need to hold 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. This 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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1280.00

Fees for 2021-22


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for an Aquarium Fishing / Display Licence - please use the contact details below for information on forms to be submitted.

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