Domestic Abattoir Licence - Northern Territory


You will be required to apply for a domestic abbatoir licence if you intend to operate a domestic or export abattoir where the meat is for human consumption in Australia. If you gain an export abattoir licence, you can operate a domestic abattoir but not vice versa.

Further information is available in the Guidelines Relating to the Production of Meat for Human Consumption. This, and other applicable Australian Standards are available for purchase from the agency, and relate to construction and operation of abattoirs and transportation of meat.

If you wish to apply for this licence, you will need to contact Dion Henderson at the Department of Primary Industry and Resources.

Service type


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


1 year; Renewable 30 June each year.


Application: $181
Renewal: $121

Credit Card, Cheque.

Act(s) name

Meat Industries Act 1996 Northern Territory

Administering agency

Primary Industry

Meat Industries

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:

Primary Produce Processing Officer

Meat Industries

Primary Industry

Operating address: 29 Makagon Road
John England Building, Berrimah Farm Science Preci
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 3000
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889992255
Fax: 0889992146
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