Foreign Fishing Boat Licence - Australian Government


You will require 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.

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

The issue of this licence is usually negotiated on a Government to Government basis.

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

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


12 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $1790.00


Task Resources
Apply Application for a Foreign Fishing Boat Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

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.


Mailing address: PO BOX 7051
Canberra BC, Australian Capital Territory 2610
Phone: 02 6225 5328
Phone: 1300 723 621
Fax: 02 6225 5439