Land-based Aquaculture Licence - South Australia

Service summary

This licence is required for the farming of aquatic organisms on land including in dams for the purposes of trade, business or research.

An aquatic organism is an aquatic organism of any species, and includes the reproductive products and body parts of an aquatic organism.

Operators must apply prior to the commencement of operations, including research.

Service type


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


As designated.


Application fee varies depending on proposed farming methods

Additional information

To get started in aquaculture you will need to write an expression of interest to obtain an aquaculture licence.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions, SA
Fisheries and Aquaculture

Act(s) name

Development Act 1993 (South Australia)

Aquaculture Act 2001 (South Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Aquaculture Regulations 2005 (South Australia)

Livestock (Restrictions on Entry of Aquaculture Stock) Notice 2008 (South Australia)

Contact details

Aquatic Health

Operating address:
Level 14
25 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 1625
Adelaide SA 5001





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