Foreign Fishing Boat Port Permit - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this permit of you operate a foreign registered fishing vessel and intend to enter the Australian Fishing Zone and access Australian ports.

You will not require this permit if you have been issued with a Foreign Fishing Boat Licence.

The Australian Fishing Zone generally extends 200 nautical miles outward from the coast of Australia.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Your fishing boat is required to be equipped with a type-approved Vessel Monitoring System.

Please see the attached application form for details to be provided or consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the permit.




Administering agency

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Act(s) name

Fisheries Management Act 1991 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Management Regulations 1992 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Port Permit Enquiries
Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Mailing address:
PO BOX 7051
Canberra BC, Australian Capital Territory 2610




02 62255555


02 62255440


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