Operate a Sex Service Business - Northern Territory


If you want to engage in sex service business that has 3 or more sex workers, you must apply for a suitability certificate.

Sex service businesses provide sex related work, such as providing or arranging.

If you wish to advertise your business, you must follow advertising guidelines.

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 must:

  • be over 17
  • have not been found guilty of a relevant offence
  • have not been bankrupt
  • have not a suitability certificate or similar certificate revoked in another state or territory
  • get a police history check.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $121.00 Fee for 2020-21.

Lodgement process


Submit your completed application form to any Territory Business Centre.

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

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:

Territory Business Centre, Darwin

Territory Business Centre

Operating address: Ground Floor, Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 9800
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889821700
Phone: 1800 193 111
Fax: 0889821725
Email: territorybusinesscentre@nt.gov.au
Website: Business and Industry (Opens in new window)