Fishing Tour Operator Licence - Northern Territory


Persons intending to operate fishing tours must obtain a fishing tour operator licence. Each vessel or craft operating simultaneously requires a licence. Each skipper must be an approved operator and be appointed against a licence to conduct tours.

All new licence holders are restricted to the types of fishing activity that can be undertaken.

Licences are transferrable. Contact the agency to determine the criteria that must be met.

Service type


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


5 Years.


$815 annually.

Cash, Credit Card / EFTPOS, cheque, money order.

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1988 Northern Territory

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulations 1992 Northern Territory

Additional information

Minimum $10m third party insurance
Vessel survey and marine qualifications
MVR accreditation
Senior First Aid Certificate

Administering agency

Fisheries Group

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:

Licensing Officer

Operating address: 33 Vaughan Street
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 3000
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889992183
Fax: 0889992057
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