Fishing Permit - Australian Government

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to fish commercially for Commonwealth managed species within the Australian Fishing Zone. Permits specify:

  • the area of operation
  • the boat being used
  • permissible fishing methods
  • species taken.

The Australian Fishing Zone generally extends 200 nautical miles outward from the coast of Australia.

This permit may also be granted for the carrying / processing of fish taken by another boat and for testing fishing equipment.

At present, there are no additional fishing permits being granted, but most permits may be transferred to another person, or another boat may be nominated in substitution for the original boat while the permit is current.

A Statutory Fishing Right is required to fish in any of the major fishery zones of Australia; these are sold at auction to the highest bidder.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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 specify:

  • The details of the boat;
  • The purpose of the operations (such as fishing, carrying or process);
  • Proposed target species; and
  • The fishing gear to be used for the operations.

Your boat must also be equipped with a vessel monitoring system.

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

Duration

Up to 5 years but generally renewed annually.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $160.00 -
Renew Renewal All -

Online renewal. No fees are required.

Renew Renewal All $160.00 Paper-based renewal.

Act(s) name

Fisheries Management Act 1991 AG

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Management Regulations 1992 AG

Administering agency

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Fisheries

Contact details

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

Licensing

Fisheries

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Mailing address: PO BOX 7051
Canberra BC, Australian Capital Territory 2610
Phone: 02 6225 5328
Phone: 1300 723 621
Fax: 02 6225 5439
Email: licensing@afma.gov.au