Development Fishery Licence - Northern Territory


You will be required to apply for this licence if you intend to trial new fishing gear and fishing methods and/or catch new target species. Applicants may be subject to a Bioprospecting Permit.

The applicant must complete a detailed fishing proposal on the type of operation to be undertaken, species to be caught and gear type to be utilised under the licence. Further advice can be obtained from the Development Permit Executive Officer.

Each permit is subject to performance criteria and is only valid for one licensing year.

For more information, please contact the department.

Service type


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


Must not be granted for more than one year, and must not be renewed more than four times.


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application -

Levy of $583.00 for grant or renewal of licence. Fee for 2020-21.

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1255.00 Fee for 2020-21.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Development Fishery Licence - Please use the contact details below for information on forms to be submitted.

Additional information

A written proposal must be submitted to the Development Committee.

For more information, please contact the department.

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:

Licensing Officer

Fisheries Licensing

Operating address: 33 Vaughan Street
Berrimah, Northern Territory 0828
Mailing address: GPO BOX 3000
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 08 8999 2393