Authority Certificate - Northern Territory


You will need an Authority Certificate if you intend to use or work on sacred sites. This Certificate is a legally binding document that protects sacred sites from damage by setting out the conditions for using or carrying out works on an area of land and/or sea.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, the Authority must be satisfied that the proposed works can proceed with no substantive risk of damage to or interference with a sacred site.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All -

Please check with the agency for information on further fees that apply.

Lodge Application All $72.00

Fees for 2022-23

Approval time

Up to 180 days

Additional information

It is important that applicants provide as much detail as possible about the proposed use of, or works on, the land or sea area under application. The final Authority Certificate will be issued only for the proposed use or works specified by the applicant, and any use or works not specified on the Authority Certificate will fall outside of the legal protection afforded by the Authority Certificate.

Administering agency

Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority

Contact details

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