General fisheries permit - Queensland


You need to apply for a general fisheries permit if you want to engage in activities that are not normally allowed under legislation.

Example activities that may be approved include:

  • research projects
  • educational activities
  • trialling new gear
  • getting temporary relief from natural disasters.

Service type


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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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You can find the current fees here.


Application process


Contact the agency prior to applying for this permit as you will need advice about the type of permit you require (for example, research) and the information required for the application.

You can then apply by submitting a completed General fisheries permit application form with the relevant fee to the agency as per the instructions on the form.


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.

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