Domestic/Export Abattoir Licence - Northern Territory


This licence is required by persons intending 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.

Export establishment with Department of Agriculture, Food is a prerequisite for exporters.

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 (150 Revenue units)
Renewal: $121 (100 Revenue units)
2019 - 2020 Revenue unit = $1.21.

Credit Card, Cheque.

Act(s) name

Meat Industries Act 2011 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

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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