Commercial Fishing Boat Licence - New South Wales

Description

You will need this licence if you intend to use a boat for commercial fishing activities, including:

  • locating and catching or otherwise aggregating fish, lobster or abalone
  • transporting fish for sale
  • carrying commercial fishing gear
  • landing fish taken from other waters in NSW (after the boat departed from a port in NSW).

Please note:

  • licensed commercial fishing boats may be used by any endorsed commercial fisher who holds and is carrying a commercial fishing licence, regardless of whom the boat is licensed
  • this licence will be subject to conditions prescribed by the regulations or specified in the licence
  • commercial fishing boats must also be registered and display their allocated Licensed Fishing Boat Number.

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:

  • hold a Commercial Fishing Licence in order to use the boat to fish
  • ensure the boat complies with replacement rules, as specified by the Agency
  • pay any required fees.

Duration

Up to one year

Expiry

30 June

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $224.00

Plus $34 for each metre (or part of a metre) by which the boat exceeds 3 metres. Fees for 2022-23

Renew Renewal All $63.00

Plus $34 for each metre (or part of a metre) by which the boat exceeds 3 metres. Fees for 2022-23

Transfer Transfer All $401.00 Fees for 2022-23

Other resources

Act(s) name

Fisheries Management Act 1994 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Management (General) Regulation 2019 New South Wales

Additional information

Activities in the following fisheries require a licence:

  • abalone fishery
  • lobster fishery
  • ocean trawl fishery
  • ocean trap and line fishery
  • estuary general fishery if the boat exceeds 10 metres
  • estuary prawn trawl fishery if the boat exceeds 10 metres
  • ocean hauling fishery with a garfish net (hauling) endorsement or a pilchard, anchovy and bait net (hauling) endorsement if the boat exceeds 20 metres
  • ocean hauling fishery with a purse seine net endorsement
  • restricted fishery
  • landing fish in New South Wales that were taken from other waters (after the boat departed from a port in New South Wales).

Administering agency

Department of Regional NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Fisheries NSW

Contact details

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