Land-based Aquaculture Licence - South Australia

Description

You will need this licence if you intend to operate an aquaculture farm on land for the purposes of trade, business or research.

Your licence will be classified as a category A, category B, category C or category D licence, depending on the level of regulation required to manage risks associated with the aquaculture activity. Your licence category will be determined with regard to the following:

  • the scale and intensity of the farming activity
  • discharge of wastewater and treatment of water prior to discharge
  • whether the species are native to the area
  • the susceptibility of the species to disease.

You will need separate authorisation to move stock into, out of or within South Australia.

You may need separate authorisation in relation to the use of land, building of infrastructure, sourcing of water, clearing of vegetation and environmental impacts of aquaculture activities under your licence.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

You will need to undertake aquaculture activities in compliance with the sector-based aquaculture strategy adopted under the licence, or your individual aquaculture strategy approved in relation to the licence. An aquaculture strategy must specify the licensee or class of licence to which it applies, and strategies adopted to:

  • maintain farming structures and other equipment
  • avoid or minimise and respond to disease or escape of aquaculture stock
  • avoid or minimise and respond to adverse impacts on seabirds or large marine vertebrates
  • deal with dead aquaculture stock
  • deal with inspection or monitoring of the licence area.

Duration

10 years or as specified on the licence

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $2944.00

New category A or B land-based aquaculture licence. Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Application All $4641.00

New category C or D land-based aquaculture licence. Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Licence All $904.00

Category A annual licence fee. Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Licence All $2159.00

Category B annual licence fee. Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Licence All $2979.00

Category C annual licence fee. Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Licence All $7927.00

Category D annual licence fee. Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Licence All - Other fees may apply. Please consult the agency for more information.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Land-Based Aquaculture Licence - Please contact the agency for information on forms to be submitted.

Transfer

This licence may be transferred.

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:

PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture

Fisheries and Aquaculture Division

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

South Australia
Operating address: 2 Hamra Avenue
West Beach, South Australia 5024
Phone: 08 8207 5333
Fax: 08 8207 5331
Email: pirsa.aquaculture@sa.gov.au