The Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment allows members of the public to go recreational shooting and hunting on certain areas of Crown land.
A plan showing the area allowed to shoot on, is on the back of the Shooters Permit, and they are the only areas of vacant Crown land, in the whole of the Northern Territory that you are allowed to shoot on.(There are no exceptions to these areas.)
To obtain a permit to shoot on Crown land a person requires a current form of photo identification (e.g. drivers licence, passport, shooters licence). The cost is $18.50 and the application is made over the counter on the Ground Floor Arnhemica House, 16 Parap Road, Parap or at one of the regional offices in a couple of minutes. Please note that no EFTPOS facilities are available in the Katherine office.
If an application is made by mail, the original signed application form AND a photocopy of the current photo identification which has been authenticated by a Commissioner of Oaths/Justice of the Peace/Police Officer is required to verify the applicant's identification. A cheque or money order for the amount of $18.50 is required to be made out to "RTM".
The Northern Territory Police issues firearm licences. For more information on how to qualify for a licence and the appropriate forms, view the NTPFES website.
The Parks and Wildlife Service NT currently issues two types of hunting permits – a permit to hunt feral pigs and a permit to hunt waterfowl.For more information and application forms, please visit the Department of Land Resource Management website.