Vongole Fishery Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence to undertake commercial vongole (mud cockle) fishing. Vongole fishing must only be conducted in the following Vongole fishing zones:

  • the Coffin Bay vongole fishing zone
  • the Port River vongole fishing zone
  • the West Coast vongole fishing zone.

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 need to have held a marine scalefish fishery licence that was subject to a vongole quota entitlement immediately before 1 July 2021.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $2577.00

Base fee. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Additional fee for each vongole unit of the quota entitlement under licence:

  • Coffin Bay Vongole Fishing Zone - $99.50
  • Port River Vongole Fishing Zone - no fee
  • West Coast Vongole Fishing Zone - $27.25.

Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All $514.00

Licence transfer fee. Fees for 2023-24

Transfer process


This licence is transferrable.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

Fisheries and Aquaculture Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.