Fish Handling Licence (Rock Lobster / Giant Crab) - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to handle (crayfish) or giant crab. This licence is needed by businesses involved in the transport of these species from a commercial fisherman to a processing facility, or for sale by a retail outlet.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.




31 August


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Commercial Fishing Application Fees - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Fisheries (Processing and Handling) Rules 2010 Tasmania

Approval time

30 business days

Additional information

Persons intending to process abalone, rock lobster, giant crab, banded morwong, scallops, or over 10,000kg of any combination of other species per annum must do so under the authority of a Fish Processing Licence.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment

Water and Marine Resources

Contact details

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