Vessel tracking - Queensland


Commercial fishers must use a Fisheries Queensland approved vessel tracking unit and comply with the installation and maintenance standard when configuring, installing and maintaining vessel tracking equipment. You must have vessel tracking units for the following fisheries: A1, A2, B1, C1, C2, C3, D, J1, K1, K2, K3, K4, K5, K6, K7, K8, L1, L2, L3, L4, L8, M1, M2, N1, N2, N3, N4, N10, N11, N12, N13, R, T1, T2, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8 and T9.

You are required to nominate a way an officer can communicate with your boat (at all times) through submitting a communication notice into FishNet Secure.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Transfer process


Vessel tracking units can be transferred to primary commercial fishing boats or tender boats that are held under the same client name with Fisheries Queensland. When transferring a vessel tracking unit, the vessel cannot go to sea until the commercial fisher in control of the fishing operation has confirmed that the VMS vessel tracking unit is working properly.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Fisheries Queensland

Contact details

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