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.

Please contact the department, if you require any further information.

Service type


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


5 Years.


$1,280 annual licence fee (2019-20) plus NT Seafood Council Levy.

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

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

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)