Charter Boat Fishery Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to provide commercial charter boat fishing services. Commercial charter boat fishing services involve the assistance and facilitation of recreational fishing for a fee.

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

Licence applicants must also register:

  • any boat or device used under this licence
  • a person as a master of any boat used under this licence.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:

  • be 15 years or older
  • be a fit and proper person
  • hold a public liability insurance policy of at least $10,000,000 for each registered boat.

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


Licences are valid for the period of the applicable management plan. The current management plan will cease on 31 July 2023, at which point current licences will expire.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1779.00

Application or annual fee for charter boat fishery. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Application or annual fees for registration of boat under charter boat fishery licence:

  • boat capacity up to unberthed 6 passengers - $445.00
  • boat capacity up to unberthed 12 passengers - $889.00
  • boat capacity more than 12 unberthed passengers - $1779.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All $514.00

Fees for 2023-24

Transfer process


Licences are transferable.

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.