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 in the Northern Territory.

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
Apply Application All $650.00

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

Application checklist:

  • 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
  • Approvals required by other agencies
  • Long term financial ability to fund project
  • Any convictions for Fisheries offences
  • Decommissioning.

Any documents as required by the Agency.

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:

Licensing Officer

Fisheries Licensing

Operating address: 33 Vaughan Street
Berrimah, Northern Territory 0828
Mailing address: GPO BOX 3000
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 08 8999 2183
Fax: 08 8999 2057
Contact us website: Contact NT Fisheries (Opens in new window)