Lucrative Season 8 of Million Dollar Fish competition kicks off tomorrow

Lucrative Season 8 of Million Dollar Fish competition kicks off tomorrow

There’s never been a better time to book a holiday to the Northern Territory, with Season 8 of the iconic Million Dollar Fish competition starting tomorrow. 

Anglers from across Australia are encouraged to join the search for Australia’s Most Wanted Fish. They could become a millionaire by simply registering for free, fishing the NT, and catching a prize-tagged barramundi.

Underwritten by SportsBet, Million Dollar Fish is delivered by Northern Territory Major Events Company (NTMEC) on behalf of the Northern Territory Government. Each season, prize-tagged barramundi are released across the five Top End fishing regions, including Darwin, Tiwi Islands, Katherine, Kakadu and Arnhem Land.

A total of nine barramundi worth $1 million have now been released (at least one in each region), including the Season 8 Million Dollar Fish, plus those from previous seasons. All are still eligible to be caught. Once one of the nine is caught, the value of the remaining eight changes to $10,000 each.

An additional 100 x $10,000 barra have been released, and whenevera $10,000 fish is caught, the fisho can donate an additional $1,000 to an official Million Dollar Fish Charity Partner. A whopping $10,000 will be given to a charity partner when a lucky fisho bags a Million Dollar Fish. Season 8 Charity Partners include Shoreline, Cancer Council NT, and the Darwin Star Ball, supporting the Starlight Children’s Foundation.


Tourism NT
The Ethics Centre
NT Business Events
Mates 4 Mates
Northern Territory Government
Charles Darwin University
Northern Territory Major Events Company
Brand Council
Children's Cancer Institute
Possability Group
Jacana Energy
NT Mental Health Coalition
Parrtjima – A Festival in Light
Million Dollar Fish
betr Darwin Triple Crown
Kwik Kopy
Grow Well Live Well
AGB Events
Barangaroo Delivery Authority
Sydney Airport
Verve Super
St Vincent's Hospital Australia
Starlight Childrens Foundation
Festival of Dangerous Ideas
Teachers Mutual Bank
Pathways to Politics