Rock Lobster Fishery Licence: Northern and Southern Zone - South Australia


No new licences are being issued by the Department. Northern Zone and Southern Zone licences are only available by transfer from an existing licence holder. Individual transferable quotas apply in both zones.

Licences will not be renewed unless a rock lobster pot entitlement of not less than 40 is endorsed on the licence (Southern Zone) or 20 (Northern Zone). Rock lobster holders can also hold giant crab quotas.

Registered boats used under a fishery authority, in respect of the Northern Zone and Southern Zone Rock Lobster Fishery, may be required to have a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) unit installed. Contact the Department for further information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Applicants should be natural person, a minimum of 15 years of age, or a proprietary or public company, be 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).


$431 transfer fee; annual fees vary, contact the agency for more information

Act(s) name

Fisheries Management Act 2007 SA

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Management (General) Regulations 2007 SA

Fisheries Management (Rock Lobster Fisheries) Regulations 2006 SA

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.


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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