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.

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.

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

Phone: 07 3404 6999
Phone: 13 25 23
Website: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Customer Service Centre (Opens in new window)