Lakes and Coorong Fishery Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to undertake commercial fishing in the Lakes and Coorong Fishery. The Lakes and Coorong Fishery includes the waters of the Coorong, Lake Alexandrina, Lake Albert, and specified coastal waters.

No new licences for the Lakes and Coorong Fishery are being issued. Licences are only available by transfer from an existing licence holder.

Licence applicants are also required to 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 for this licence, you must:

  • be at least 15 years old
  • be a fit and proper person.


Licences are valid for the period of the applicable management plan. The current management plan expires in 2027.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1942.00

Application or annual base fee. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Application or annual additional fees:

  • gill net entitlement under licence - $2,244.00
  • each gill bet registered under licence - $193.00
  • pipi quota entitlement under licence - $7,910.00
  • each pipi unit of the pipi quota entitlement under licence - $299.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All $514.00

Application to Transfer Pipi Quota Units. Fees for 2023-24

Transfer process


Licences are transferable. You may only obtain a licence through purchase and transfer from the licence holder to you.

You may also transfer your pipi (a small bivalve mollusc) quota entitlement.

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.