Apply to shoot on vacant Crown land

To shoot on vacant Crown land in the Northern Territory (NT), you must apply for a permit.

Issued permits expire after five years.

Permit restrictions

When shooting on vacant Crown land, the following rules apply:

  • you can't hunt - you’re only allowed to hunt on Parks and Wildlife dedicated hunting reserves.

Read more about what, when and where you can hunt in the NT.

Who can apply

To apply for a permit to shoot on vacant Crown land, you must be at least 18 years old.

How to apply

You must apply by filling in the form below and submit it in person or by mail.

Apply to shoot on vacant Crown land form PDF (564.2 KB)
Apply to shoot on vacant Crown land form DOCX (66.2 KB).

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To apply in person, you must follow the below steps:

Step 1. Fill in the form and prepare your NT driver licence or photo ID.

Step 2. Submit the form and pay the $20 permit fee at your local Crown Land Management office below.

You can pay by cash, cheque, money order or credit card.

Crown Land Management office

Offices are open from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Darwin

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
1st floor, Energy House
18 - 20 Cavenagh Street
Darwin NT 0800
Phone: 08 8999 6435

Katherine

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
1st floor, Government Centre
5 First Street
Katherine NT 0850
Phone: 08 8973 8926

Alice Springs

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
Ground floor, Green Well Building
50 Bath Street
Alice Springs NT 0870
Phone: 08 8951 9200

To apply by mail, you must follow the below steps:

Step 1. Fill in the form.

Step 2. Attach the following:

  • photocopies signed by a Justice of the Peace, Commissioner for Oaths or NT Police of any of the below:
    • NT driver licence
    • NT shooter licence
  • a $20 cheque or money order for the permit fee made payable to the Receiver of Territory Monies (RTM).

Step 3. Submit all of the above by mail to:

Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
Building Advisory Services
Crown land shooters permit 
GPO Box 1680
Darwin NT 0801

After you apply

If your application is approved, you will be notified as follows:

  • if you applied in person - you will receive the permit at the front counter
  • if you applied by mail - you will receive the permit through your postal address.

Contact

For more information, contact Building Advisory Services by emailing basfiles@nt.gov.au.

Last updated: 01 March 2021

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