Public Aquarium Licence - Northern Territory


You will need to apply for a public aquarium licence if you intend to purchase and keep live fish and aquatic life for the purpose of exhibiting them for profit.

Service type


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


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $650.00

Fees for 2021-22

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Public Aquarium Licence - Please use the contact details below for information on forms to be submitted.

Additional information

When you apply for this licence you will need to provide the following information:

  • details of species to be collected / displayed
  • area(s) from which species are to be collected
  • approved plans for facility
  • business and marketing plans
  • experience of applicant and key personnel
  • quarantine and disease strategies
  • security of ponds / tanks
  • minimum volume of water that will be under display
  • long term financial ability to fund project
  • any convictions for Fisheries offences.

Administering agency

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Fisheries Division

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:

Senior Licensing Officer

Fisheries Division

Department of Industry, Tourism and Trade

Northern Territory
Operating address: 33 Vaughan Street
Berrimah, Northern Territory 0828
Phone: 08 8999 2370