Access Fishery Licences - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to perform particular activities relating to fishing. An access licence may allow you to:

  • take specified fish or fishing bait for sale
  • receive fish
  • possess and use specified commercial fishing or commercial abalone equipment
  • possess commercial fishing or commercial abalone equipment generally
    or
  • do other fishery activities on a commercial basis using boats and other resources in particular places.

There are many classes of commercial access fishery licences, including:

  • abalone
  • bait
  • eel
  • giant crab
  • ocean
  • rock lobster
  • scallop
  • sea urchin
  • trawl
  • lakes
  • zone.

Restrictions apply on the number of commercial access fishery licences issued in specified classes and not all licences are transferable.

Heavy penalties apply for non-compliance with licence conditions and the agency may vary, revoke or suspend any licence.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for one of these licences you must:

  • be an Australian resident;
  • be an individual, a single corporation or a co-operative (partnerships or consortiums are not eligible to apply);
  • make an application in the required form;
  • be a fit and proper person; and
  • pay any required fees (including any royalties and levies where applicable).

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

1 to 5 years.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees will vary according to the catch and location. Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

Lodgement

Apply

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


Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Fisheries Division

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1995 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulations 2009 (Victoria)

Contact details

Licensing Unit
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Fisheries Division


Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 4509
Melbourne,Victoria,
Australia

Phone:

03 83926860

Fax:

03 96584333
rec.licensing@ecodev.vic.gov.au

Website:

http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/fisheries Opens in a new browser window

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