Licence to Take Fish for Scientific Purposes - Australian Capital Territory


You will need this licence if you intend to take fish for scientific, teaching, museum or aquarium purposes. This licence covers marine, estuarine and freshwater fish or any of their parts. It also includes all other aquatic animal life.

The licence will stipulate:

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

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:

  • provide evidence for the intention of research purposes
  • have a conviction record check
  • have an approved quantity limit and approved methods and fishing gear for the taking of fish.


Up to 3 years


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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 2000 Australian Capital Territory

Administering agency

Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate


Contact details

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