Fish Processor's Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to process fish for a commercial purpose. A licence is not required if you intend to:

  • process fish on a boat
  • process fish that have been harvested on site in accordance with an aquaculture licence
  • process fish to be served as meals or sold by retail to the public at the place of processing.

Those exceptions do not apply to rock lobsters, prawns or scallops.

Your licence will authorise you to process fish which have been purchased from the holder of a commercial fishing or aquaculture licence. Your licence will not authorise you to process marron, unless the marron are sold by the holder of an aquaculture licence in accordance with the regulations.

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 licence you must:

  • be considered a fit and proper person
  • have obtained a permit to construct or establish your fish processing facilities
  • provide details as required by the board, including information on location and intended activities
  • satisfy the Agency that it is in the better interests of the fishing industry to grant the licence.

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



12 months.



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




Please forward your application to the Executive Director.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Act(s) name

Fish Resources Management Act 1994 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Mailing address:
Cloisters Square PO, Western Australia 6850
Mailing address:
Gordon Stephenson House
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000


08 6551 4444


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