Barramundi Fishing Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to commercially fish for barramundi. The commercial barramundi season starts on February 1 and runs through to September 30.

The fishery is restricted to 14 licences which can be bought, sold and leased. All licences are currently allocated.

This licence does not allow you to fish between Little Finnis River and the Wildman River, including Bynoe Harbour, Darwin Harbour, Shoal Bay and Kakadu National Park. It also does not allow you to fish or anchor within the Dugong Protection Area in the south-western Gulf of Carpentaria. Each licence is allowed a maximum of 1000m of gill net.

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.


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $300.00

Per 100m of gill net permitted to be used. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All $426.70

For each unit of net endorsed on a Barramundi Fishery licence to be paid on application for renewal of the licence. 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.