Trepang Fishery Licence - Northern Territory


You will need to apply for a trepang licence, if you intend to commercially fish for trepang - otherwise known as sea cucumber, in the Northern Territory.

This fishery is restricted to six licences and all are currently allocated. No new licenses will be issued granted for trepang fishing, however this licence is transferable.

Existing licence holders may temporarily transfer (lease) or permanently transfer (sell) their licence on receiving the Director's approval. Stamp duty must be paid on the sale before the Director's approval.

For more information, please contact the department.

Service type


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


5 Years.


Common Fees details for this service in table format.

Type Amount Description
Application $1280.00 Fees for 2020-21.

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Levy of $583.00 for grant or renewal of licence. Fee for 2020-21.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Trepang Fishery Licence - Please Contact the Department for Application Forms.

Additional information

Most sea cucumbers are collected along the Arnhem Land coast, mainly around the Cobourg Peninsula and Groote Eylandt.

Sea cucumbers are harvested by hand, either by foot or whilst diving, usually on neap tides during the dry season when the water becomes clearer.

Sandfish are the most common species of sea cucumber taken.

If you require any further information, please contact the department.

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:

Licensing Officer

Fisheries Licensing

Operating address: 33 Vaughan Street
Berrimah, Northern Territory 0828
Mailing address: GPO BOX 3000
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801
Phone: 08 8999 2183
Fax: 08 8999 2057
Contact us website: Contact NT Fisheries (Opens in new window)