Fish Farm Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a fish farm. Fish farms are any area on land or in inland waters used to farm, culture, hatch, rear, ranch, enhance or breed freshwater fish for commercial or research purposes.

Species farmed may include:

  • salmonids
  • finfish
  • eels
  • goldfish
  • tropical fish.

Inland waters include:

  • any waters specified as or declared to be inland waters
  • any natural or artificial lakes, reservoir, tarn, pond, pool, swamp, marsh, dam or waterhole containing water
  • any waters contained in any hatchery, aquarium, tank, trough or other container of any kind, size or shape
  • waters that relate to a fish farm licence.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Due to the extensive application process, please contact the agency in the first instance.


Up to 20 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.


Act(s) name

Inland Fisheries Act 1995 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Inland Fisheries Regulations 2019 Tasmania

Approval time

120 business days

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Inland Fisheries Service

Contact details

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