Permit to take Fish or Fishing Bait for Research - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to take fish or fishing bait from marine national parks and marine sanctuaries for the purpose of any research, study or investigation.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • complete the prescribed application form
  • have a valid reason to hold the permit
  • be considered fit to hold the permit
  • pay any required fees.

The agency will not grant a permit unless it is satisfied that the research is appropriate and does not detrimentally affect the relevant area's status as a marine national park or marine sanctuary.

Please consult the responsible agency for further information.


As specified on the permit



Please consult the responsible agency for fees to be submitted with your application.



Please lodge your application form, fees and any other associated documents directly with the Agency.

Approval time

Please allow 4-6 weeks for the processing of this application.

Administering agency

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Plants and Animals

Act(s) name

National Parks Act 1975 (Victoria)

Contact details

Customer Service Officer
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
Plants and Animals


13 61 86


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