Commercial Fishing Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to catch or take fish for commercial sale by:

  • wholesale
  • retail
  • auction
  • tender
  • barter
  • exchange.

This licence covers marine, estuarine and freshwater fish or any of their parts and all other aquatic animal life. A licence will be issued stipulating the:

  • methods and fishing gear used to take fish
  • number of fish that may be taken
  • waters where the fish may be taken
  • times or periods when the licence is to have effect
  • ways in which fish may be taken under the licence
  • species of fish that may be taken.

Please be aware that you may only sell fish to licensed fish dealers. Please use the contact details below to find out 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:

  • have a conviction record check and not have been convicted or found guilty under a Territory law corresponding to this Act
  • ensure that your plan for fishing will not have a negative effect on the fishery you intend to take fish from.

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




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $284.00


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Commercial Fishing Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 2000 Australian Capital Territory

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate


Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:



Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate

Mailing address: GPO BOX 158
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 13 22 81