Domestic Processing Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a domestic or export processing premises. This boning rooms or small goods manufacturing premises that are not part of a retail butcher's shop.

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 standard.

Export processing licences will be subject to additional requirements imposed by legislation regulating exports. If you are granted an export processing licence, you can operate a domestic processing premises, but not vice versa.

You can apply for this licence as an individual or 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.

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 to hold the licence and have no relevant convictions.


One year


30 June


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $181.00

Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $121.00

Fees for 2021-22


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Domestic Processing Licence - please use the contact details below for information on forms to be submitted.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Senior Meat Industries Officer

Meat Industries

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Northern Territory
Phone: 08 8999 2255
Fax: 08 8999 2146