Home Based Business Approval - Northern Territory


Some home-based businesses may require planning approval and all are required to comply with Planning Scheme requirements which vary according to zoning.

Home Based Businesses (HBB) include B&Bs, childcare, medical consulting rooms in the home and businesses run at home or from home.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

A home based business must comply with the requirements of the NT Planning Scheme, which are available from the web site (http://www.nt.gov.au/planning)


Unless otherwise specified, a permit continues indefinitely once the works are completed and still in use.




Task Business Structure Resources
Common All Application for Development Permit (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Planning Act 1999 Northern Territory

Additional information

Development Applications can be lodged online at https://nt.gov.au/property/building-and-development

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

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:

Development Assessment Services

Operating address: Darwin and Regional Offices
Phone: 0889996046
Fax: 0889996055
Email: das.ntg@nt.gov.au
Website: https://nt.gov.au/property/building-and-development/contacts/contact-lands-planning-and-development-assessment-services (Opens in new window)