Off-shore Net and Line Fishery Licence - Northern Territory


This fishery is presently limited entry and no new licences will be issued.

Existing licence holders may temporarily transfer (lease) or permanently transfer (sell) their licence on receiving the Director's approval. Existing licences are subject to a three for one transfer arrangement (eg applicants must buy three existing restricted licences, surrender them to Fisheries and be issued an unrestricted licence).

If the licence is already unrestricted, a one for one transfer situation will apply.

If you purchase a restricted licence you cannot use it until you have completed the three for one arrangement.

Any licence number within the 5000 series has already completed the three for one arrangement.

Stamp duty must be paid on the sale before the Director's approval.

This licence is restricted by fishing units and total allowable effort (days).

Service type


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


5 Years.


$1,180 annual licence fee, plus NT Fishing Industry Council Levy (please confirm with Council on application); or
$260 transfer fee (2017-18).

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

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1988 NT

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulations 1992 NT

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.

12A or S14 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.

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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