Apply or renew an auctioneer's licence

You must have an auctioneer's licence to sell goods or property by auction in the Northern Territory (NT).

This is required under the Auctioneers Act 1935.

You can apply for a licence period of 1, 3 or 5 years.

A licence will expire on the anniversary of the date it was granted.

Before you apply

Before you apply, you must:

How to apply

Find out how you can apply below.

You will need to pay a fee.

Online

To apply and pay for your licence online, go to Licensing NT Online.

By mail, email, fax, or in person

To apply by mail, email, fax, or in person, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the form.

Auctioneer's licence form PDF (628.0 KB)
Auctioneer's licence form DOCX (69.6 KB)

You can also get this form at a Territory Business Centre.

Step 2. Submit your application and pay the fee at your local Territory Business Centre.

If you're a licence holder, you must renew within 14 days before it expires.

Online

To renew and pay online, go to Licensing NT Online.

By mail, email, fax, or in person

To renew, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the renewal form.

Auctioneer's licence renewal form PDF (167.7 KB)
Auctioneer's licence renewal form DOCX (68.5 KB)

You can also get this form at a Territory Business Centre.

Step 2. Submit the application and fee at your local Territory Business Centre.

If you have an auctioneer's licence in another state or territory, you can apply for mutual recognition.

To apply for mutual recognition, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the mutual recognition form.

Mutual recognition form PDF (643.7 KB)
Mutual recognition form DOCX (70.6 KB)

Step 2. Submit the application and fee at your local Territory Business Centre.

Fees

Auctioneer's licence fees do not include GST.

ItemFee
Apply or renew for 1 year$415
Apply or renew for 3 years$1,120
Apply or renew for 5 years$1,868

After you apply

After your application has been received, it will be granted or rejected within 28 days.

If your application is rejected, you will get a refund.

Contact

For more information, contact your local Territory Business Centre.


Last updated: 01 July 2022

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