Timor Reef Fishery Licence - Northern Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to commercially fish for demersal or bottom-dwelling fish in the Timor Reef area in the Northern Territory. There are 15 licences currently issued for the area.

This licence is quota based, and proof of purchase of the quota is required before this licence can be issued. This licence is non-transferable, but the quota is transferable. Commercial fishers can buy, sell and lease individual transferable quota.

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 $1195.00

Fees for 2021-22

Additional information

You can use all of the following methods in the Timor Reef:

  • vertical lines
  • drop lines attached to or free from vessel
  • finfish long-lines
  • baited fish-traps.

The majority of the catch is taken using baited fish-traps. Goldband snapper is the primary species taken, but saddle-tail snapper, crimson snapper, red emperor and cods are also common catch in the area.

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