Aquaculture Lease - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this lease if you intend to undertake commercial aquaculture operations on Crown Land or in coastal waters. Aquaculture means the keeping, breeding, hatching, culturing or harvesting of fish (including fish eggs, spawn and larvae). The lease will specify the species of fish you are authorised to keep, breed or hatch under the lease. If you successfully obtain a lease, you will be granted the exclusive right to keep, breed and harvest the specified species of fish within the leased area, and entitles you to the ownership of all fish kept and bred within the leased area. Please note that this lease does not authorise you to actually carry out aquaculture operations. A separate licence is required.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 lease you must:

  • be a fit and proper person to hold the lease
  • provide details as required by the Agency, including information on location and intended activities
  • ensure that the activities you intend to conduct are unlikely to adversely affect other fish or the aquatic environment
  • satisfy the Agency that the lease is in the best interests of the community
  • satisfy the Agency that you will make effective use of the leased area.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.



Up to 21 years.



Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.



Aquaculture Lease - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.



Please submit your application with the required fees.

Administering agency

Department of Fisheries

Act(s) name

Fish Resources Management Act 1994 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Department of Fisheries

Operating address:
3rd Floor, SGIO Atrium
168-170 St Georges Terrace
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 39
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850


08 94827333


08 94827389

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