Pilotage Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to operate as a marine pilot in the Northern Territory.

All vessels 35 metres or greater in length within a declared pilotage area must either carry a licensed pilot or be under the lawful command of a master who holds a valid pilotage exemption certificate.

Declared pilotage areas include:

  • Darwin
  • Grove
  • Groote Eylandt.

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 demonstrate intimate knowledge of your home port and be highly trained in the art of ship handling.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Please check with the agency for information on fees to be submitted.


Other resources

Act(s) name

Ports Management Act 2015 Northern Territory

Regulation(s) name

Ports Management Regulations 2015 Northern Territory

Administering agency

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.