Land-based Aquaculture Licence - South Australia


This licence is required for the farming of aquatic organisms on land including in dams for the purposes of trade, business or research.

An aquatic organism is an aquatic organism of any species, and includes the reproductive products and body parts of an aquatic organism.

Operators must apply prior to the commencement of operations, including research.

Service type


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


As designated.


Application fee varies depending on proposed farming methods

Act(s) name

Aquaculture Act 2001 SA

Development Act 1993 SA

Regulation(s) name

Aquaculture Regulations 2005 SA

Livestock (Restrictions on Entry of Aquaculture Stock) Notice 2008 SA

Additional information

To get started in aquaculture you will need to write an expression of interest to obtain an aquaculture licence.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions, SA

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

PIRSA Head Office

Operating address: Level 14
25 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture
GPO Box 1625
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0882260995
Fax: 0882041388
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