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A person who works in the Northern Territory as a real estate or business agent's representative must be registered. The person must meet a number of legal requirements.
The Agents Licensing Board has responsibility for the licensing of real estate, business and conveyancing agents and the registration of agent's representatives in the Northern Territory.
A person who sells goods or property by auction or offers for sale goods or property by auction in the Northern Territory must hold a licence. Operating as an auctioneer without a licence may incur a penalty.
ABLIS helps you find all the licensing and compliance information you need in one place. ABLIS is a free online service to help businesses find the information they need to meet their compliance responsibilities.
Gambling and Licensing Services (GLS) regulates incorporated associations through the Associations Act. Incorporated associations are a simple and inexpensive means of establishing a legal entity. This is an alternative to forming, for example a company limited by guarantee or a co-operative, and is particularly suitable for small, community based groups. The incorporation of an association provides a limited liability for its members. GLS maintains publicly available information on associations including the public register of associations, financial statements, constitutions, and the name and address of the public officer.
Territory Business Centres provide a range of licence information and application forms for licences administered through a number of Northern Territory Government agencies.
The Business Information Kits provide current and comprehensive information across all levels of government relating to a specific business activity in the Northern Territory.
A national business names register is administered by Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and replaces all state and territory business names registers.
A person must not carry on business as a commercial agent, an inquiry agent, a process server or a private bailiff unless he or she has been issued with an appropriate licence. Operating as a commercial agent, an inquiry agent, process server or private bailiff without a licence may incur penalties.
Gambling and Licensing Services (GLS) administers and enforces the Northern Territory's regulatory regimes for gaming, wagering, liquor, kava, tobacco, private security, business affairs, associations administration, licensing under the Consumer Affairs and Fair Trading Act, agents licensing and escort agencies. Our objective is to minimise harm to the community through the appropriate and effective regulation of these activities.
The Licensing Commission is an independent statutory authority with extensive powers to regulate and enforce the Territory's racing, gaming and licensing legislation. The Commission operates as an independent tribunal with responsibility for licensing and related matters covering liquor control, kava management, private security, escort agencies and gaming machines.
A person who carries on the business of a motor vehicle dealer in the Northern Territory must hold a current Northern Territory Motor Vehicle Dealers licence. Operating as a motor vehicle dealer without a licence may incur a penalty. Further penalties may also apply to include forfeiture of vehicles and any sale proceeds.
A company that carries on the business of online gaming and wagering in the Northern Territory must hold the appropriate license.
A person who carries on the business of a Pawnbroker or second-hand dealer must hold a licence in the Northern Territory. Operating as a Pawnbroker and/or Second-hand Dealer without a licence may incur a maximum fine of $50,000.
The Planning Scheme Business Information Finder provides you with a tailored report that includes information about properties that are covered by the NT Planning Scheme, it gives details of the zoning of your property and whether your activity is permitted, discretionary or prohibited.
Plumbers and Drainers Licensing Board The Northern Territory Plumbers and Drainers Licensing Board is a statutory authority established under section 5 of the Plumbers and Drainers Licensing Act 1983. It is responsible for the issue of advanced tradesman licences, journeyman registration cards and reciprocity certificates. The Board administers the Plumbers and Drainers Licensing Act 1983, and ensures that only qualified persons obtain licences, registration cards and certificates.
The Northern Territory Plumbers and Drainers Licensing Board is a statutory authority established under section 5 of the Plumbers and Drainers Licensing Act 1983. It is responsible for the issue of advanced tradesman licences, journeyman registration cards and reciprocity certificates. The Board administers the Plumbers and Drainers Licensing Act 1983, and ensures that only qualified persons obtain licences, registration cards and certificates
A person, company or firm intending to carry on a business as a real estate, business or conveyancing agent must hold a license in the Northern Territory. Operating as a real estate, business or conveyancing agent without a licence may incur a penalty.
A sole trader or a company who wishes to repair and certify measuring instruments in the NT must hold a licence to service measuring instruments.

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