Fish Processor Registration - South Australia

Service summary

This registration is required by any person who processes, purchases or obtains fish (eg scalefish and associated species such as abalone, rock lobster, prawns, scallops, ornamental shell, seaweed etc) for retail or wholesale purposes unless the purchases are made through a registered fish processor. Processing is scaling, gilling, gutting, filleting, freezing, chilling, packing or any other activity involved in preparing fish for sale.

Persons who purchase fish from a registered fish processor do not need to be registered as a fish processor but must still maintain records of fish purchases (eg restaurants or fish and chip shops). Registered fish processors are required to maintain a book of records and provide monthly statistical returns. Details of the records to be kept and the manner in which they are to be kept, can be obtained from the agency.

Commercial Fishery Licence holders who sell their catch to persons who do not hold a Fish Processor Registration may register as a processor and pay a concessional fee. If licence holders wish to purchase fish from other sources for resale they must pay the full registration fee.

Service type


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


Annual (expires 30 June).


$1083 base fee

Additional fees of $1403 per species are payable for
processing prawn, rock lobster or abalone

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions, SA
Fisheries Division

Act(s) name

Fisheries Management Act 2007 (South Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Management (Fish Processors) Regulations 2007 (South Australia)

Fisheries Management (General) Regulations 2007 (South Australia)

Contact details


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





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