Domestic Abattoir Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a domestic or export abattoir which produces meat for human consumption. All meat produced under this licence can only be sold if it is slaughtered, processed, packed and labelled at the licensed establishment and in accordance with the relevant standards.

You can apply for this licence as an individual or a company. If you are applying as a company or do not intend to carry out day to day management of operations yourself, you must nominate a manager.

Please note that if the abattoir is not approved by a quality assurance program, you must not sell or dispatch a carcass or meat for human consumption unless it has been inspected by an inspector.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a fit and proper person
  • have no relevant convictions.


1 year


30th June each year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $202.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $135.00

Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Apply for a Meat Industry Licence (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Meat Industries

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.