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.


5 Years.


$650 (2019-20).

Cash, Credit Card / EFTPOS, cheque or money order.

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 NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 3000
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889992183
Fax: 0889992057
Website: Contact NT Fisheries (Opens in new window)