Off-shore Net and Line Fishery Licence - Northern Territory


The offshore net and line fishery is a quota managed fishery.
It operates in Northern Territory (NT) waters from the low water mark to the boundary of the Australian fishing zone.

You must have a licence to fish commercially in the NT's offshore waters.

The fishery has no restrictions on a number of licences issued. You can apply for a new licence but existing licences cannot be sold.
If you want to buy, sell or lease an existing licence you can contact Fisheries Licensing to request contact details for current licence holders.

Service type


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


5 Years.


$1,190 annual licence fee, plus NT Fishing Industry Council Levy (please confirm with Council on application); or
$265 transfer fee (2018-19).

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

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1988 Northern Territory

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulations 1992 Northern Territory

Additional information

All lease and nomination documents must be approved before fishing commences. Fishing units must be attached to licence. Whoever is fishing must have units in their name.

16A or 17E for licence and 96CB for fishing units.
Proof of ID for person, company search document.

Administering agency

Fisheries Group

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

Operating address: Berrimah Research Farm
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 3000
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889992183
Fax: 0889992057
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