Commercial and private agent licences

Fees and bonds

Fees

You have to pay a processing fee to apply for a commercial or private agent licence.

If your application is successful you also need to pay the granting fee for each licence category.

Fees do not include GST.

ItemFee
Processing fee - all applications$139
Commercial agent licence granting fee - three years$121
Commercial agent licence granting fee - five years$180
Inquiry agent licence granting fee  - three years$121
Inquiry agent licence granting fee - five years$180
Process server licence granting fee - three years$121
Process server licence granting fee - five years$180
Bailiff licence granting fee - three years$121
Bailiff licence granting fee - five years$180
Apply to be an approved agent manager$66

Bonds

You need to pay a bond to work as a commercial agent or private bailiff. The bond amount depends on your business structure.

If you stop working as a commercial agent or private bailiff, you can apply to get your bond back. Contact Licensing NT for more information.

Business structureFee
Agent under a corporation$2000
Agent carrying out business in partnership with another person$1500
All other cases$1000

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Last updated: 01 July 2019

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