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This database contains all the current consolidated Acts and subordinate legislation of the Northern Territory of Australia.
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.
Various different types of liquor restrictions are in force across 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.
This web site has informatation about the temporary fishing arrangements for affected areas by the Federal Court decision known as the Blue Mud Bay case.
Territory Business Centres provide a range of licence information and application forms for licences administered through a number of Northern Territory Government agencies.
An employee of a licensed casino must have the appropriate license in order to carry out duties relating to the conduct of gaming and the operation of gaming machines.
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.
Consumer Affairs is a part of the Department of Justice, and aims to promote and regulate responsible business conduct through administration of a regulatory system that protects consumer interests.
To fossick in the Northern Territory you must hold a Fossicker's Permit issued under the Northern Territory Mining Act. There is no cost for a personal Fossicking Permit.
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.
A community venue in the Northern Territory with gaming machines must hold the appropriate licenses.
In accordance with the Australian Government National Emergency Response in the Northern Territory the commercial importation and licensing of kava is prohibited.
The holder of a licence is legally permitted to sell alcoholic beverages on specific licensed premises. Holders of liquor licences may be individuals, registered companies or partnerships.
Forms, guidelines and information for liquor licence holders of the Northern Territory.
An appropriate licence is required for a person or an approved association carrying on a trade or business in the Northern Territory to conduct foreign, community or trade lotteries.
The Motor Vehicle Registry has a range of online services designed to make it easier for you to do business with us. MVR Quick Pay allows you to renew your vehicle registration, renew your drivers licence and even change your personal details at your convenience.
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 penalties.
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
Gambling and Licensing Services is responsible for the Territory's regulatory regime for wagering, and enforces licensing standards. The division's objective is to minimise harm to the community via appropriate and effective regulation of these activities.
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.
Due to concerns about public safety, especially around licensed premises, the government has established the private security regulatory regime. This dictates that licences are required for crowd controllers, security officers and security firms.
Territory Business Centres are the initial contact and referral point for starting a business, business & industry licence information, business planning assistance and links to departmental assistance programs.
Tobacco licensing aims to regulate smoking in certain public places and workplaces. It also regulates the packaging, advertising and display of tobacco and other smoking products. Tobacco licensing prohibits the sale and supply of tobacco and other smoking products to children.
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.
A person who carries on business as a travel agent in the Northern Territory must hold a licence. Operating as a travel agent without a licence may penalties.

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