River Fishery Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to undertake commercial fishing in the River Murray and its backwaters. 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.

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.

This fishery is currently closed, and no new licences are being issued. Existing licences are not available for transfer. Licence holders may fish in a closed area if they have approval from the Director of Fisheries to eradicate carp.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


1 year


30 June


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $200.00

Fees for 2023-24



Licences are not transferrable.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

Fisheries and Aquaculture Division

Contact details

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