Permit to Import Live Fish or Marine Vegetation - New South Wales


You will need this permit if you intend to import a prohibited species of live fish or marine vegetation. These are species that have been identified as potentially posing a significant threat to native wildlife, ecosystems, human health or the State's aquaculture industries. Examples include tiger catfish, marron and pacific oyster.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $179.00

Fees for 2024-25

Application process


Please note that if a significant impact on the environment is expected then applicants may have to lodge a Species Impact Statement (SIS). This will need to be lodged before the application is processed.

Approval time

4 to 6 weeks

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Agriculture & Biosecurity

Fisheries NSW

Contact details

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