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 fisheries 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
General Licence All

Queensland commercial fishing fees

Other resources

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

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)