Authority Certificate - Northern Territory


You will need an Authority Certificate if you intend to use or work on Aboriginal 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 Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority must be satisfied that the proposed works can proceed without there being a 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 Application All $70.00

Fees for 2021-22


Approval time

Up to 180 days

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority

Northern Territory
Operating address: R.C.G Centre
Floor 4
47 Mitchell Street
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 08 8999 4365
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