Tobacco Retail Licence - Northern Territory


Any business selling a tobacco product must obtain a Tobacco Retail Licence.

A tobacco product is a product, the main ingredient of which is tobacco, that is used or is intended to be used for human consumption by smoking or chewing, and includes tobacco, cigarettes and cigars.

A tobacco product also includes a product, the main ingredient of which is plant matter (other than tobacco) the possession of which is lawful, that is used or is intended to be used for human consumption by smoking.

From 1 July 2019, e-cigarettes and e-cigarette accessories or any other accessory prescribed in the Regulations are treated as tobacco products.

The licence remains in force until

  • it is surrendered/cancelled or
  • if the retailer is a natural person, the person dies or
  • if the retailer is a body corporate, the body corporate is dissolved.

Service type


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


1, 3 or 5 years.


$242 (200 Revenue units) per year
2019- 2020 Revenue Unit is $1.21

Act(s) name

Tobacco Control Act 2002 Northern Territory

Additional information

Criminal History Check

Certificate of Incorporation if Applicant is a Company
Copy of Partnership Agreement if Applicant is a Partnership
Copy of Business Name Registration Certificate
Company Search (including details of all directors and shareholders, holding companies or any associated company (and including details of all directors and shareholders of this company) or partnership. In the case of shareholders being a company, ASC details for that company.)
Signed Authority to Release Criminal History Form

Administering agency

Licensing NT

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:

Territory Business Centre, Darwin

Operating address: Ground Floor, Building 3, Darwin Corporate Park
631 Stuart Highway
Berrimah NT 0828
Mailing address: GPO Box 9800
Darwin NT 0801
Toll Free: 1800193111
Phone: 0889821700
Fax: 0889821725
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