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 which have been identified as potentially posing a significant threat to native wildlife, ecosystems, human health or the State's aquaculture industries. Examples include snake catfish, marron and pacific oyster.

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

To be eligible for this permit you must:

  • comply with all application requests
  • pay the required fees.

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.

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $174.00

Act(s) name

Fisheries Management Act 1994 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Management (General) Regulation 2010 NSW

Application process


You will need to lodge a location map with your application.

Approval time

4 to 6 weeks.

Administering agency

Department of Industry

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Fisheries NSW

Contact details

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

Miscellaneous Permits

Fisheries NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Department of Industry

Mailing address: Locked Bag 1
Nelson Bay
New South Wales 2315
Phone: 02 4982 1232
Fax: 02 4982 1107
Website: Fisheries NSW (Opens in new window)