Priority Species Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will require this licence if you intend to sell, possess, receive, process or control commercial quantities of priority species fish for the purpose of sale by wholesale, retail, auction or tender, barter or exchange. Priority species fish include abalone, rock lobster and other species of fish as prescribed by legislation.

A licence will be issued stipulating the:

  • 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; or
  • Species of fish that may be taken.

Other restrictions and conditions may apply.

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:

  • Provide other documentation as required by the authority;
  • Have a conviction record check;
  • Have an approved quantity limit and approved methods and guidelines and fishing gear for the taking, storage and tender of fish; and
  • Pay all relevant application fees.

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


Up to 3 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Priority Species Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information regarding any forms required.

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 2000 ACT

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate


Contact details

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


Environment and Planning Directorate

Operating address: Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address: General Post Office Box 158
Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory
Phone: 02 62071923
Phone: 132281