Miscellaneous Fishery Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to undertake commercial fishing in a miscellaneous fishery. Miscellaneous fisheries include:

  • species that are not in management arrangements of existing commercial fisheries
  • specialised fisheries
  • fisheries involving multiple types of fishing gear.

Species within the miscellaneous fishery include:

  • sea urchins
  • scallop
  • native oyster
  • giant crab
  • Australian Salmon
  • beachcast seagrass and macro-algae
  • Eyre golden perch
  • Welch's grunter
  • Barcoo grunter.

There are currently no new licences being issued in the Miscellaneous Fishery and licences are non-transferrable.

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 15 years or older
  • be a fit and proper person.

Please contact the agency to identify any further eligibility requirements.


One year


30 June


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Fees will change depending on your circumstances. Please contact the agency for more information.



Licences can not be transferred.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

Fisheries and Aquaculture Division

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