Barramundi Fishing Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to commercially fish for barramundi in the Northern Territory. 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.

Service type


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


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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$275 per 100m of gill net permitted to be used. Fees for 2021-22


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Barramundi Fishing Licence - Please use the contact details below for information on forms to be submitted.

Additional information

Commercial barramundi fishers may not fish or anchor within the Dugong Protection Area in the south-western Gulf of Carpentaria.

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.

Each licence is allowed a maximum of 1000m of gill net.

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