Fishing Vessel Registration - Northern Territory


You will need to apply for vessel registration if you intend to use a vessel for commercial fishing purpose. All vessels must meet the current marine safety requirements.

All commercial fishing vessels must be registered, but Fishing Tour Operator vessels are not required to be registered if solely used for Fishing Tour Operations.

Service type


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


5 Years.


$55 annual vessel registration
$30 replacement registration.

cash, Credit Card / EFTPOS, cheque or money order.

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Fisheries Division

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

Fisheries Licensing

Operating address: 33 Vaughan Street
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 3000
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889992183
Fax: 0889992057
Website: Contact NT Fisheries (Opens in new window)