Bioprospecting Permits - Northern Territory

Description

You will need this permit if you intend to collect any kind of biological resource for scientific reseach or commercial use.

Before you apply for this permit, you will need to enter into a benefit sharing agreement with the resource access provider. Establishing a benefit sharing agreement ensures the resource access provider is fairly and equitably compensated for any economic benefit arising from bioprospecting activities. A benefit sharing agreement also provides for the protection of, recognition of and valuing of any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander peoples knowledge to be used.

The location and type of bioprospecting you intend to undertake will determine the type of permit required. If you intend to bisoprospect on land resources, you will need a permit to undertake scientific research on wildlife and if you intend to access marine resources you will need a special permit.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must enter into a benefit sharing agreement with the resource access provider.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $60.50 Fee for 2020-21

Additional information

When you take biological resource samples, you must report to the agency with the following details:

  • the date each sample was taken
  • the location from which the sample was taken (using GPS coordinates)
  • the species of each sample
  • the quantity of the sample taken.

You must also keep records for each sample taken. Records should include:

  • a unique identifier for the sample
  • the date the sample was taken
  • the location from which the sample was taken
  • an indication of the quantity or size of the sample
  • the scientific name of the sample
  • details of any subsequent disposition of the sample.

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

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:

Enquiries - Alice Springs

Territory Business Centre

Northern Territory
Operating address: Ground Floor, The Green Well Building
50 Bath Street
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870
Mailing address: PO BOX 9800
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871
Toll Free: 1800 193 111
Email: territorybusinesscentre@nt.gov.au
Contact us website: Find a Territory Business Centre (Opens in new window)

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:

Enquiries - Darwin

Territory Business Centre

Northern Territory
Operating address: Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah, Northern Territory 0828
Mailing address: GPO BOX 9800
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Toll Free: 1800 193 111
Fax: 08 8982 1725
Email: territorybusinesscentre@nt.gov.au
Contact us website: Find a Territory Business Centre (Opens in new window)

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:

Enquiries - Katherine

Territory Business Centre

Northern Territory
Operating address: Shop 1, Randazzo Building
18 Katherine Terrace
Katherine, Northern Territory 0851
Mailing address: PO BOX 9800
Katherine, Northern Territory 0851
Toll Free: 1800 193 111
Email: territorybusinesscentre@nt.gov.au
Contact us website: Find a Territory Business Centre (Opens in new window)

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:

Enquiries - Tennant Creek

Territory Business Centre

Northern Territory
Operating address: Shop 2, Barkly House
Cnr Davidson and Paterson Streets
Tennant Creek, Northern Territory, 0860
Mailing address: PO BOX 9800
Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 0861
Email: territorybusinesscentre@nt.gov.au
Contact us website: Find a Territory Business Centre (Opens in new window)