Inquiry Agent Licence (Category of Commercial and Private Agents Licence) - Northern Territory


This licence allows a person, for monetary or other consideration to:

  • obtain information on a person or business
  • obtain evidence for a legal proceeding
  • search for missing persons

Applicants must submit two references and complete the documents before lodging their application. An original birth certificate or an extract of the birth certificate [or certified copy] must be filed with the documents and they must advertise their intention to apply for this category of licence in a Northern Territory Newspaper [see a guide to advertising].

Service type


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


3 years.


$132 application fee (to be paid on lodgement of documents)
$115 licence issue fee (Please note this is a pro rata fee applied ONCE licence is granted).

Act(s) name

Commercial & Private Agents Licensing Act 2001 NT

Administering agency

Licensing NT

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

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)