Foreign Fishing Boat Licence - Australian Government


You will need this licence if you operate a foreign registered fishing vessel and you intend to fish in Commonwealth controlled waters or within the Australian Fishing Zone.

This licence applies to the vessel only. The master of the vessel will be required to apply for a Foreign Master Fishing Licence.

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

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

The vessel must be equipped with a type-approved Vessel Monitoring System and display the vessels international radio call-sign.


12 months


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Act(s) name

Fisheries Management Act 1991 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Management Regulations 2019 Australian Government

Application process


Please note that you can apply through the GoFish Online Portal.

Administering agency

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Contact details

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