Licensing of Premises to Perform Electroconvulsive Therapy - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to use your premises to administer electroconvulsive therapy (ECT).

ECT is a medical procedure performed under general anaesthesia which utilises electricity induced seizures for therapeutic purposes. ECT is most commonly used to treat severe depression, but is also used for mania, schizophrenia, catatonia and other neuropsychiatric conditions.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you will need to provide evidence that:

  • you are a suitable person to hold the licence
  • the premises are suitable
  • the equipment to be used in performing the ECT complies with the prescribed standards and conditions
  • the professionals who will perform the ECT on the premises are qualified.


Up to 3 years


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Administering agency

Department of Health

Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch

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