Commercial Fishing Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to catch or take fish for commercial sale by:

  • Wholesale;
  • Retail;
  • Auction;
  • Tender;
  • Barter; or
  • Exchange.

This licence covers marine, estuarine and freshwater fish or any of their parts and all other aquatic animal life. A licence will be issued stipulating the:

  • Number of fish that may be taken;
  • Waters where the fish may be taken;
  • Times or periods when the licence is to have effect;
  • Ways in which fish may be taken under the licence; or
  • Species of fish that may be taken.

Please be aware that you may only sell fish to licensed fish dealers. 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 licence you must:

  • Submit your application to the authority;
  • Have a conviction record check and not have been convicted or found guilty under a Territory law corresponding to this Act;
  • Outline the methods and fishing gear that you propose to use to take fish;
  • Outline the quantity of fish that you intend to take (catch limit);
  • Outline where you propose to take fish;
  • Outline what times of year you propose to take fish; and
  • Ensure that your plan for fishing will not have a negative effect on the fishery you intend to take fish from.

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







Commercial Fishing Licence - 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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