Permit to Obstruct Passage of Fish - New South Wales


You will need this permit if you intend to erect any temporary or permanent structure, such as a net, dam, floodgate, causeway or weir, which will either:

  • obstruct the free passage of fish within a waterway
  • leave fish stranded in one area of a waterway
  • cause the destruction of immature fish.

This permit is only required in relation to waterways that are a Key Fish Habitat.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding 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 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Assessment fees:

  • minor - 3 hours - $179.00
  • moderate - 3 to 7 hours - $418.00
  • major - 7 to 21 hours - $1497.00
  • complex - more than 21 hours - $3891.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $74.00

Additional assessment fee per hour or part thereof. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Key Fish Habitat Maps (Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Department of Regional NSW

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.