White Shark Tour Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a business that provides white shark tours in the Neptune Islands Conservation Park and the area known as the Neptune Islands Group (Ron and Valerie Taylor) Marine Park.

This licence will authorise you to:

  • conduct white shark tours from vessels using purpose built cages for both surface and sea-floor cage dives
  • use specific methods to attract white sharks, such as fish based attractant and underwater sound projection.

A maximum of three licences to conduct white shark tours may be in force at any one time. All licences have been allocated and no new licences are currently available.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • hold public indemnity insurance specific to conduct white shark tours
  • have in place policies and procedures to ensure the safety of clients.


Up to 10 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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


Other resources


A licence can be transferred with approval.

Additional information

If your tour involves other marine based tourism activities, client experiences, facilities or catering, you may need separate authorisation.

Administering agency

Department for Environment and Water

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Parks Licensing and Events

Department for Environment and Water

South Australia
Operating address: Natural Resources Centre
Ground Floor, 81-95 Waymouth Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resou
GPO Box 1047
Adelaide SA 5001
Phone: 08 8204 1910
Fax: 08 8115 1324
Email: DEWNR.ParksLicensingandEvents@sa.gov.au