Fishing Licence (Abalone Quota) - Tasmania


You will need 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. To harvest abalone you must also hold the abalone dive licence.

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

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 contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.




31 December


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Renew Application All

Fee information is in the attached fee resource.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries (Abalone) Rules 2017 Tasmania

Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016 Tasmania

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

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Principal Fisheries Management Officer (Abalone)

Water and Marine Resources

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3033
Website: Abalone Fishery (Opens in new window)