Resource Allocation Authority (for aquaculture) - Queensland

Description

You require a resource allocation authority if the proposed aquaculture is on unallocated tidal land or in Queensland waters.

Resource allocation authorities normally covers all oyster and pearl oyster areas but also covers sea bed areas for sea ranching.  Areas have been approved for sea ranching in Hervey Bay area for bivalves and sand fish.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

There is no pre-requisite to obtaining this authority. However a development plan must also be completed when submitting this application.

Duration

Resource allocation authorities are generally issued for 30 years however there are exceptions and in some cases the authority is issued for a lesser period.

Fees

All fees are assessment fees. See the  List of aquaculture fees at  https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industries/farms-fishing-forestry/fisheries/aquaculture/policies-licences-fees/fees-forms/fees . For further details of fees please contact the agency.

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Regulation 2008 QLD

Application process

You can obtain this authority by completing an Application Form for Resource Allocation Authority and submitting it to the relevant Fisheries Queensland regional office. The Resource Allocation Authority Form is comprised of various sections.

Parts 1 and 2 must be completed for all aquaculture proposals within unallocated tidal land or in Queensland waters. If relevant, Part 1A and Part 3 should also be completed.

Part 1: Applicants details

Part 1A: Details of the additional applicants (must be completed if there is more than one applicant)

Part 2: Aquaculture on unallocated tidal land

Part 3: Works in a declared Fish Habitat Area must be completed if the proposed unallocated tidal land is also a declared Fish Habitat Area.

Forms can be obtained from: https://www.business.qld.gov.au/industry/fisheries/aquaculture/policies-licences-and-fees/aquaculture-fees-forms/list-aquaculture-forms

Fisheries may require additional information to support your application.

Transfer process

To transfer this allocation authority, contact the relevant Fisheries Queensland regional office. Inspections by Departmental Officers will be conducted in most cases.

Additional information

NOTE:

Collection of oyster from the surface of rocks which required an aquaculture licence before 1 March 2005, is not considered aquaculture by definition, and therefore is not subject to an aquaculture licence anymore.  These activities are wild oyster harvests and therefore considered fisheries activity.  From 1 March 2005, they require an Authority-to-Take under the Fisheries Act 1994.  These activities should not be confused with oyster farming which is an aquaculture activity by definition.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Fisheries Queensland

Regulatory Reform and Consultation

Contact details

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

Regulatory Reform and Consultation

Fisheries Queensland

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Operating address: Level 5
Primary Industries Building
80 Ann Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Phone: 07 3087 8035
Fax: 07 3087 8002
Website: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Opens in new window)

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

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)