Million Dollar Fish is proudly brought to you by Northern Territory Major Events Company.

With a diverse portfolio of events from the Top End right down to the Red Centre, Northern Territory Major Events Company has been delivering amazing event experiences since 1999.

History of Million Dollar Fish

Home to the famous barramundi, the Northern Territory is widely regarded as Australia’s top fishing destination for hooking one of these iconic tropical fish species.

The Million Dollar Fish competition was first introduced in 2015 to boost visitation and to give fishos the chance to reel in prize-tagged barramundi.

Renowned as Australia’s richest fishing competition, Million Dollar Fish continues to grow in size and value with more prize-tagged fish released each year. Barramundi are tagged and released right across the Territory in five main fishing regions including Arnhem Land, Darwin, Kakadu, Katherine and the Tiwi Islands.

Since the competition launched, dozens of fishos from around Australia have cashed in by reeling in tagged barramundi, and hundreds more have won epic prizes from competition partners.

Season 9

The Northern Territory’s prized million-dollar barra was reeled in by a lucky local fisho on Sunday, 28 April during Season 9 of Million Dollar Fish.

Season 9 ended at 11.59pm on Tuesday, 30 April.

There are now no active red-tagged barra swimming in Top End waterways.

Thank you to all the anglers who registered for Australia’s richest fishing competition. We had more than 60,000 regos – the highest number ever recorded for this event.

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The previous season of Million Dollar Fish ran from 1 October 2022 – 31 March 2023. There were nine Red Tagged Million Dollar Fish active and 100 x $10,000 red-tagged Barra were released.

20 x $10, 000 prize-tagged barra were caught throughout the Top End. Winning fishos shared $230, 000 in prize money, including three who took home $20, 000 each after doubling their prize money!

In addition to $230,000 paid to fishos; $23,000 was donated across the 3 charity partners of Million Dollar Fish – Cancer Council NT, Shoreline and Starlight Children’s Foundation / Star Ball.


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Multiple ways to win

There are multiple ways to win big with Million Dollar Fish! If you reel in a verified tagged barra, you could take home huge cash prizes of up to a million bucks. By simply registering, you’ll also go into our Lucky Prize Pool draw, where every month we’ll be giving away epic prizes from our partners!

Acknowledgement to Country

Northern Territory Major Events Company respectfully acknowledges the past, present and emerging Traditional Owners of the beautiful land on which we live, work and gather. We respect the cultural practices and traditions of our hosts, recognise the importance of sustainably caring for our country, and commit to being respectful visitors to traditional lands.

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