Fisheries quota transfer - Queensland


You are required to apply for fisheries quota transfer if you intend to increase or decrease your yearly catch amount.

Individual transferable quota units (quota) can be transferred if the transferee has a licence with the appropriate fishery symbol (e.g. someone purchasing a Spanish mackerel quota must hold a licence with the SM symbol).

Authority holders may transfer a quota permanently or temporarily.

Service type


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


This authority is ongoing while fees are paid.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please contact the administering agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Application process


You can apply to register the transfer of quota, temporarily or permanently, by submitting a Register transfer of quota application, or Register temporary transfer of quota application respectively, with the applicable fee to Fisheries Queensland.

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

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:


Fisheries Queensland

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Mailing address: PO BOX 2764
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3087 8812
Fax: 07 3229 8182