River Fishery Licence - South Australia


The River Fishery Licence permits fishing in the main stream of the River Murray between the town of Wellington and the Victorian border. The fishery mostly takes non-native species such as European carp and Redfin perch to reduce their numbers. Bony bream and yabbies are the only native species that can be taken.

This fishery is currently closed and no new licences are being issued. Existing licences are not available for transfer.

Service type


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


River Fishery licences expire on 30 June every year.

Act(s) name

Fisheries Management Act 2007 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Management (General) Regulations 2007 South Australia

Fisheries Management (River Fishery) Regulations 2006 South Australia

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions, SA

Fisheries Division

Contact details

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Operating address: Level 14
25 Grenfell Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 1625
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 0882041370
Fax: 0882041388
Email: pirsa.fisherieslicensing@sa.gov.au
Website: http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/fishing/commercial_fishing/licensing_registration (Opens in new window)