Authority to Import Non-Endemic Fish - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this authority if you intend to import into, or translocate within Western Australia, non-endemic (not native) fish, larvae or eggs for any purpose. Translocate means to move the fish to an area where they are non-endemic (not native).

If any non-endemic fish in your possession becomes infected with any disease, you must destroy the fish, unless you have the approval of the Agency to manage the disease.

A list of non-endemic fish is contained in Schedule 10 of the regulations. The list is not exhaustive. It includes:

  • brown and rainbow trout
  • Atlantic salmon
  • golden, silver, and redfin perch
  • Murray cod
  • short-finned eel
  • silver and golden perch
  • Queensland redclaw
  • common and white yabbie.

You may not require this authority if you hold an aquaculture licence which authorises you to import or translocate a non-endemic fish species.

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 authority you must:

  • provide information on the species to be imported
  • provide details of the source of the fish
  • provide details of where the fish will be placed
  • submit the required form
  • pay the required fees.

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


Authorisation required.



Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Approval time

Approximately 14 working days.

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

Translocation Officer
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 9482 7251

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