Charter Boat Fishery Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to provide commercial charter boat fishing services. Charter boat fishing services include carrying passengers on your boat and assisting them in recreational fishing.

No new licences for charter boat fishing are being issued. Licences are only available by transfer from an existing licence holder.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible to be transferred this licence, you will need to:

  • be at least 15 years old
  • be a fit and proper person
  • hold a satisfactory public liability insurance policy for each registered boat.

If the transferee is a company, each director of the company must be a fit and proper person.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to comply with the size, bag, boat and trip limits that apply to charter boat fishery operators. Details can be found in the attached document.


Licences are valid for the period of the applicable management plan. The current management plan will cease on 30 June 2021, at which point current licences will expire.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $3258.00


Licences are transferable.

Additional information

Every boat and boat master you intend to use will need to be registered.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

Fisheries and Aquaculture Division

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:

Fisheries Licensing Team

Fisheries and Aquaculture Division

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

South Australia
Operating address: 2 Harma Avenue
West Beach, South Australia 5024
Mailing address: PO BOX 120
West Beach, South Australia 5024
Phone: 08 8204 1370
Fax: 08 8204 1388