Coastal Net Fishery Licence - Northern Territory


You will need a coastal net fishery licence if you intend to net fish commercially in coastal waters of the Northern Territory.

There are five coastal net fishery licences, all of which are currently allocated. Licences cannot be bought, sold or leased. The fishery is divided into regions:

  • Darwin - from Cape Hotham to Native Point and Cape Ford to Cape Dooley.
  • Gove - between Cape Arnhem and Cape Wilberforce.
  • Borroloola - from Bing Bong Creek and Pelican Spit.

You must only fish within the regions nominated on the licence and not within reef fish protection areas.

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.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1400.00

Coastal net fishery licence. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All -

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


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.