Fish Receiver Registration - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to receive fish from commercial fishers for the purposes of re-sale or other commercial use. There are two classes of registered fish receivers:

  • Class A: commercial fishers licensed in New South Wales, whose registration as a fish receiver is subject to a condition that the receiver must not receive fish for resale or other commercial use from any other commercial fisher; and
  • Class B: all other registered fish receivers.

Please be aware that there are circumstances where you will not require this registration (e.g. transporting the fish on behalf of the owner of the fish).

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

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


12 months.



Class A.

Application$3,795.00For one or two Class B premises at which the fish receiver receives fish plus $1,897 for each additional premises.



Application for a Fish Receiver Registration - Please contact the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.



Applicants must identify each of the premises at which they propose to receive fish in the application.

Administering agency

Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Fisheries NSW

Act(s) name

Fisheries Management Act 1994 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Management (General) Regulation 2010 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries, Catch Records Team
Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Fisheries NSW

Mailing address:
PO BOX 4157
Coffs Harbour Jetty, New South Wales 2450


02 6648 3921


02 6391 4709

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