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.

Rock Lobster fishery licences are issued for the term of the management plan. The current management plan for the Southern Zone is effective to 2018, and the management plan for the Northern Zone is effective to 2019.
Rock Lobster licence holders may also harvest marine scalefish as endorsed on their licence.

Northern zone Rock Lobster fishery licence holders are required to have an operation vessel monitoring system (VMS) fitted to their boat. 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).


2019-2020 fees:
$462 Transfer fee

Act(s) name

Fisheries Management Act 2007 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries Management (General) Regulations 2007 South Australia

Fisheries Management (Rock Lobster Fisheries) 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
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