Foreign Master Fishing Licence - Australian Government


You will require this licence if you act as the master of a foreign fishing vessel that is licensed to fish within the Australian Fishing Zone for commercial purposes.

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

To be eligible for this licence the vessel being used must hold a current Foreign Fishing Boat licence.

The holder of a foreign master fishing licence is in charge of a foreign boat that is being used for commercial fishing in a specified managed fishery, the licensee must comply with any obligations imposed on the holder by the relevant plan of management.



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 all of the Agencies applications are done through the GoFish Online Portal.

Administering agency

Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Contact details

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