Fisheries quota transfer - Queensland


You will need to apply for a fisheries quota transfer 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.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible the transferee must hold (permanently or temporarily) an appropriately endorsed primary commercial fishing licence.


This authority is ongoing while fees are paid.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please contact the administering agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Transfer 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.

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.