Developmental fishing permit - Queensland


You will need this permit to explore potential new fisheries that are not currently used for commercial purposes.

A developmental fishing permit allows will allow you to:

  • access the commercial viability of a fishing activity
  • buy, use and possess fishing apparatus to carry out assessment
  • take, possess and process fish taken for carrying out the assessment
  • sell the fish taken for carrying out the assessment.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

You may require planning approval, depending on the area of assessment.


Maximum of five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Approval time

90 days


This permit cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Fisheries Queensland

Contact details

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