Newsletter Nov

To all Members, Fishing Tour operators


In our previous  correspondence the NTGFIA highlighted the impending changes to the operating conditions for FTO’s,we have been advised by DPIF Executives that the Charter and guide licence to be introduced in January the 1st is now extended to the 1st of July. Read more

Australian Builder’s Plates

You may be aware of amendments to the regulations affecting recreational boating which will commence on 7 October 2015 (this Wednesday). This latest amendment will introduce the mandatory fixing of Australian Builder’s Plates to newly sold pleasure craft in the Northern Territory. More information on the topic can be found in the attached pdf document.


Any queries should be directed to Marine Safety Branch.


Kind regards,

Marine Safety Branch
Department of Transport
p… (08) 8924 7100 | f… (08) 8924 7009
Level 2, Energy House, Cavenagh Street, Darwin
GPO Box 2520, Darwin NT 0801

Marking of navigation hazards on rivers and waterways.

Dear Members,

The Marine Safety Branch of the Department of Transport has approached AFANT to help with identifying and prioritising the marking of navigation hazards on rivers and waterways.

Once a navigation hazard is identified the Marine Safety Branch conduct a risk management study  and if it is deemed to be an unacceptable navigational risk they take action i.e. facilitate the installation of appropriate markers. Some examples where this has already done are the  McArthur River, Victoria River, Mule Creek, and Dundee,

If you know of a navigation hazard you believe requires marking could you please send the location with GPS coordinates to AFANT at




Tristan Sloan

Executive Officer

Amateur Fishermen’s Association NT

Office   — 08 8945 6455

Mobile  — 0415 471 600

AFANT’s mission is to represent recreational fishing in the NT and to ensure the quality of our sport.