Port Permit - Australian Government


You will require this permit of you operate a foreign registered fishing vessel and intend to enter the Australian Fishing Zone and access Australian ports.

You will not require this permit if you have been issued with a Foreign Fishing Boat Licence.

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

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Your fishing boat is required to be equipped with a type-approved Vessel Monitoring System.

Please see the attached application form for details to be provided or consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $860.00
Vary Variation All $400.00


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Port Permit - PDF

Act(s) name

Fisheries Management Act 1991 AG

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Management Regulations 1992 AG

Administering agency

Australian Fisheries Management Authority


Contact details

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

Port Permit Enquiries


Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Mailing address: PO BOX 7051
Canberra BC, Australian Capital Territory 2610
Phone: 1300 723 621
Phone: 02 6225 5555
Fax: 02 6225 5440
Email: portpermit@afma.gov.au