Mollusc Fishery Licence - Northern Territory


You will need to apply for a mollusc fishery licence if you intend to collect molluscs in the Northern Territory. Under a mollusc licence you may take shellfish but must not collect pearl oysters and other shellfish such as squid, octopus, cuttlefish and nautilus.

There is only one licence, it is allocated and cannot be bought sold or leased.

Service type


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


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1280.00

Fees for 2021-22

Additional information

Commercial mollusc fishing is allowed in intertidal waters from the high-water mark out to the low-water mark.

You can only collect molluscs by hand.

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:

Senior Licensing Officer

Fisheries Division

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Northern Territory
Operating address: 33 Vaughan Street
Berrimah, Northern Territory 0828
Phone: 08 8999 2370