Abalone Fishery Licence: Southern, Central and Western Zone - South Australia


No new licences are being issued by the Department. Licences are only available by transfer from an existing licence holder. Applicants can either be a natural person (a minimum of 15 years of age) or a proprietary or public company, be nominated by an existing licence holder and have not within three years of the date of application been convicted in the State or elsewhere in Australia of an offence involving a breach of any legislation relating to fishing. Individual transferable quotas apply in each zone.

Service type


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


Abalone licences last for the term of the Abalone Fishery Management Plan which expires in 2022.


$461 transfer fee; annual fees vary, dependent on zone and number of quota units

Act(s) name

Fisheries Management Act 2007 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Management (Abalone Fisheries) Regulations 2006 South Australia

Fisheries Management (General) Regulations 2007 South Australia

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions, SA

Fisheries Division

Contact details

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Operating address: Level 14
25 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1625
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0882041370
Fax: 0882041388
Email: pirsa.fisherieslicensing@sa.gov.au
Website: http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/fishing/commercial_fishing/licensing_registration (Opens in new window)