Marine Scalefish Fishery Licence - South Australia


This licence permits the taking of marine scalefish for the purpose of trade or business from coastal marine waters off South Australia.

Licences may only be held by an individual and have owner operator provisions.

Registered boats used under a fishery authority, in respect of the Marine Scalefish Fishery, may be required to have a Vessel Monitoring Systems (VMS) unit and personal computer (or data terminal) capable of sending and receiving email via Inmarsat-C installed. Contact the Department for further information.

No new licences are being issued by the Department. 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

Applicants must be a natural person (not a company) a minimum of 15 years of age, nominated by an existing licence holder and have not within three years of the date of application been convicted in the State or elsewhere in Australia of an offence involving a breach of any legislation relating to fishing.


Annual (expires 30 June).


$462 transfer fee; annual fees vary, contact the agency for more information

Act(s) name

Fisheries Management Act 2007 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Management (General) Regulations 2007 South Australia

Fisheries Management (Marine Scalefish Fisheries) Regulations 2006 South Australia

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions, SA

Fisheries 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:


Operating address: Level 14
25 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1625
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0882041370
Fax: 0882041388
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