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Rock Lobster Fishery Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to conduct commercial rock lobster fishing. The Rock Lobster Fishery is divided into a northern and a southern zone. Rock lobster licence holders may also harvest marine scalefish as endorsed on their licence.

No new licences are being issued. Licences are only available by transfer from an existing licence holder. Individual transferable quotas apply in both zones.

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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, you must:


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



Rock Lobster fishery licences are issued for the term of their management plan. The current management plans are valid until 2031.


30 June


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

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

Fisheries and Aquaculture Division

Contact details

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