Commercial Agent Licence (Category of Commercial and Private Agents Licence) - Northern Territory


This licence permits the holder to:

  • ascertain the location of and repossess property subject to a hire purchase agreement;
  • collect and request payment of debts;
  • execute any legal process; and
  • obtain evidence for any legal proceeding.

Where the applicant is a company, the manager must be licensed as a commercial and private agent and they must have an office or an agent physically located in the Northern Territory.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A licensee must hold a bond of $2,000 if a company, $1,500 if a business or $1,000 if an individual. If the bond is not current, the agent is deemed unlicensed.

Applicants must submit two references and complete the documents before lodging their application. An original birth certificate or an extract of the birth certificate [or a certified copy] must be filed with the documents and they must advertise their intention to apply for this category of licence in a NT Regional Newspaper [see guide to advertising].


3 or 5 years.


3 years - $121 (100 Revenue Units)
5 years - $200 (166 Revenue Units)
In 2019/2020 - 1 Revenue Unit is equivalent to $1.21

Act(s) name

Commercial & Private Agents Licensing Act 2001 Northern Territory

Administering agency

Licensing NT

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:

Territory Business Centre, Darwin

Operating address: Ground Floor, Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 9800
Darwin NT 0801
Toll Free: 1800193111
Phone: 0889821700
Fax: 0889821725
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