Authority Certificate - Northern Territory


You will need this 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 a specified area of land or sea.

Certificates will be only issued for the proposed use or works specified by the applicant, and any use or works not specified on the certificate will fall outside the legal protection afforded by it.

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 without 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 $76.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All -

You may need to pay additional fees. Please contact the agency for more information.

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.