Fish Dealer Registration - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to receive fish, for resale or other commercial use, from commercial fishers. This registration is required if you receive marine, estuarine and freshwater fish or any of their parts. It also includes all other aquatic animal life excluding oysters.

Restrictions and conditions relating to the type, volume and source of the fish may apply. This registration is intended to reduce the ecological impact of the sale of fish. Please be aware you will not require this registration if you are receiving the fish for the purpose of transporting them on behalf of the commercial fisher.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • Submit your application to the authority;
  • Provide other documentation as required by the authority;
  • Have a conviction record check;
  • Have an approved quantity limit and approved methods and guidelines for the record, storage and tender of fish; and
  • Pay all relevant application fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Registration period does not exceed 7 years.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Fish Dealer Registration - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.



Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 2000 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Environment and Planning Directorate

Operating address:
Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 158
Canberra City,Australian Capital Territory,




02 62071923


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