Special Permit - Northern Territory


You will need this permit if you intend to undertake certain activities in relation to fish or aquatic life which would otherwise be illegal.

Activities that require a special permit include:

  • releasing fish into NT waters
  • importing live fish or aquatic life into the NT
  • translocating live fish or aquatic life within the NT
  • taking fish or aquatic life not normally allowed
  • using fishing gear prohibited under fisheries legislation
  • discharging a toxic substance into waterways
  • using an electrofishing device.

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 $725.00

Fees for 2021-22


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
Email: FisheriesLicensing@nt.gov.au