S17 Permit under Fisheries Act - Northern Territory


This permit authorises, under strict controls, the undertaking of certain activities in relation to fish or aquatic life which would otherwise be illegal.
If your activity has a commercial purpose you may also need to obtain a deed of agreement under the Biological Resources Act 2006.
The most common activities requiring s17 Permit are scientific research, or aquariums taking fish or aquatic life.

Service type


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


5 Years.


$725 (2018-19).

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

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1988 NT

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulations 1992 NT

Additional information

Application in writing.

Administering agency

Fisheries Group

Contact details

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

Senior Management Officer

Operating address: Berrimah Research Farm
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 3000
Darwin NT 0801
Phone: 0889992370
Fax: 0889992057