Marine Scalefish Fishery Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to undertake commercial fishing of marine scalefish in coastal waters. Licence holders can take certain species of annelid, crustacean, mollusc, scalefish and shark.

No new licences are created or issued. Licences are only available by family transfer or authorised transfer under the licence amalgamation scheme.

Licence holders 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 will need to:

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


Marine scalefish fishery licences are issued for the the term of the 10 year management plan.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $2800.00

Fees for 2022-23

Vary Variation All $30.50 Additional fee for each blue crab unit of the blue crab quota entitlement under licence. Fees for 2022-23
Vary Variation All $300.00 Additional fee for each pipi unit of the pipi quota entitlement under the licence. Fees for 2022-23


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.