Ornamental Aquaculture Licence - Northern Territory

Description

You must apply for an ornamental aquaculture licence small-scale aquarium hobbyists who want to breed and sell their fish, aquatic plants and invertebrate. The facility must hold less than 10,000 litres of water. Fish can be sold to other licence holders for display or resale or to members of the public, not purchasing fish or aquatic life for resale.

If you are planning to sell aquatic life from home there are other permits and approvals you will need to give some consideration to before applying for an ornamental aquaculture licence, these are as follows:

  • limits on the size of a business that can be run from home
  • planning requirements for house alterations
  • although unlikely for a hobby aquarium, a water extraction licence or waste discharge licence may be needed if water is to be used other than from the domestic supply, particularly large amounts of water.

Once you have the neccesary permits and approvals you can prepare a proposal for an ornamental aquaculture licence. NT fisheries will consider your proposal and decide whether or not to grant you a licence.

If you require any further information on the ornamental aquaculture licence, please contact the agency.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Application check list must be completed before applications will be considered.

Duration

5 Years.

Fees

Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $100.00

Annual licence fee (2019-20).

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1988 Northern Territory

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulations 1992 Northern Territory

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

Fisheries Group

Operating address: 33 Vaughan Street
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 3000
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889992183
Fax: 0889992057
Email: FisheriesLicensing@nt.gov.au
Website: https://www.nt.gov.au/marine/for-all-harbour-and-boat-users/contact-nt-fisheries (Opens in new window)