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.

Licence holders can use the following methods:

  • 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 cod are also common catch in the area.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1300.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All -

Levies to be paid on application for renewal of the licence:

  • $0.083 for each fishery unit for goldband snapper attached to the
  • $0.019 for each fishery unit for red snapper attached to the licence
  • $0.069 for each fishery unit for grouped fish attached to the licence

Fees for 2023-24

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.