Torres Strait Carrier and Processor-Carrier Boat Licence - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you operate a vessel carrying and processing marine species caught by licensed fishing vessels operating within the protected zone. The protected zone is the area, commonly referred to as Torres Strait, lying between mainland Papua New Guinea and Australia.

Marine species covered include:

  • Tropical Rock Lobster;
  • Spanish Mackerel;
  • Pearl Shell;
  • Prawn;
  • Net;
  • Sea Cucumbers;
  • Trochus;
  • Crab;
  • Fin Fish; and
  • All sub species.

There are three different licence classes available:

  • A processor-carrier boat licence class A is required to allow a primary boat to process and carry product taken by its associated tender boats;
  • A carrier boat licence class B allows the identified boat to carry products taken by other licensed operations, but does not allow the product to be processed while aboard; and
  • A processor-carrier boat licence class C allows the identified boat to process and carry product taken by other licensed operations.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Licences are only available to those officially identified as Torres Strait Islanders.

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

Prerequisites

Duration

12 months.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Application or renewal fee: Class A $20; Class B $80; Class C $100.

Forms

 Resources
Apply Application for Grant or Variation of Fishing or Carrier Boat Licence Note: - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Traditional Inhabitant Identification Form - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

The Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority
Licensing Section

Act(s) name

Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Torres Strait Fisheries Regulations 1985 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority
The Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority
Licensing Section

Mailing address:
PO Box 7051
Canberra BC
Australian Capital Territory 2610

Phone:

1300723621

Phone:

132523

Supporting information

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