Escort Agency Operator Licence - Northern Territory


Any person who wishes to own or operate an escort agency must obtain an operators licence.

If the owner does not wish to run the day to day operations of the business then they must employ a licensed manager.

An escort agency cannot arrange to provide prostitution services at particular premises set aside for that purpose.

Each worker employed by the agency must hold a Free of Convictions (Prostitute) Certificate.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applicant must be:

  • over 18 years of age.
  • a resident in the Northern Territory.
  • not have been found guilty of a disqualifying offence in past 10 years.




$556 Annual fee individual (460 Revenue units)
$1,391 for body corporate (1150 revenue units)
$139 per additional business name (115 revenue units)
in 2019/2020 1 Revenue Unit is equivalent to $1.21

Act(s) name

Prostitution Regulation Act 1992 Northern Territory

Regulation(s) name

Prostitution Regulations 2015 Northern Territory

Administering agency

Licensing NT

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:

Territory Business Centre, Darwin

Operating address: Ground Floor, Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 9800
Darwin NT 0801
Toll Free: 1800193111
Phone: 0889821700
Fax: 0889821725
Website: (Opens in new window)