Fishing Licence (Abalone Quota) - Tasmania


You will require this licence if you intend to take or possess an amount of abalone, up to the amount specified by the number of quota units held. Please note, to harvest abalone you must also hold the abalone dive licence.

In Tasmania these licences are very limited in number and are non-transferrable. They are commonly referred to as Furneaux Licences, in relation to the region in which the operators work.

Serious penalties apply to the misuse or abuse of the practice of harvesting abalone.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

This fishing licence is subject to the rules of the applicable management plan and any other specified conditions. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




31 December.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Renew Renewal All $100.98

Act(s) name

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2017 TAS

Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016 TAS

Lodgement process


The Agency is able to provide the necessary forms and advice on which licences should be included in a licence package for the activities you intend to undertake.

Approval time

60 days from the day which your application is received.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water 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.

Principal Fisheries Management Officer (Abalone)

Water and Marine Resources

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Phone: 03 6165 3033
Website: Abalone Fishery (Opens in new window)