Charter fishing licence - Queensland


This licence is required if you are conducting commercial fishing charters with at least one boat of any size in offshore waters.

Offshore waters are defined in the Fisheries Regulation 2008 as tidal waters that are at least 2m deep at low water.

However, they do not include waters in:

  • a river or creek upstream of a line across its banks at low water; or
  • an inlet.

Service type


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


This licence is ongoing while fees are paid.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
General Licence All

Queensland commercial fishing fees

Other resources

Application process

You can obtain this licence by submitting a completed Application for charter fishing licence to Fisheries Queensland.

Transfer process

You can transfer this licence by returning a completed application to Register transfer of charter fishing licence and the application fee.

Additional information

Please note that regional offices do not accept completed applications with fees. However they do have the range of application forms for distribution.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Fisheries Queensland

Licensing and Fisheries Information

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Customer Service Centre

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Phone: 07 3404 6999
Phone: 13 25 23
Website: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre (Opens in new window)