Priority Species Licence - Australian Capital Territory


You will need 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
  • species of fish that may be taken.

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
  • have an approved quantity limit and approved methods and guidelines and fishing gear for the taking, storage and tender of fish.

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
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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

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.