Fisheries quota transfer - Queensland

Service summary

Individual transferable quota units (quota) can be transferred if the transferee has a licence with the appropriate fishery symbol, e.g. someone purchasing Spanish mackerel quota must hold a licence with the SM symbol.

The C2 Spanner Crab fishery is an exception. If a person is purchasing quota they may apply for the licence to be amended to include the C2 symbol.

Authority holders may transfer a quota permanently or temporarily.

Service type


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


This authority is ongoing while fees are paid.



Queensland commercial fishing fees


You can apply to register the transfer of quota, temporarily or permanently, by submitting a Register transfer of quota application, or Register temporary transfer of quota application respectively, with the applicable fee to Fisheries Queensland.

Transfer details

You can transfer quota.

Additional information

Please note that regional offices do not accept completed applications with fees. However they do have the range of application forms for distribution.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Fisheries Queensland
Licensing and Fisheries Information

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1994 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulation 2008 (Queensland)

Fisheries (Coral Reef Fin Fish) Quota Declaration 2015 (Queensland)

Fisheries (East Coast Trawl) Management Plan 2010 (Queensland)

Contact details

Customer Service Centre
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries


13 25 23


07 3404 6999


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