Fishing Licence (Commercial Dive) - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to dive for controlled fish or other fish, other than abalone and rock lobster. For example, this licence is needed to dive for sea urchins, periwinkles, Pacific oysters and the introduced plant species, Undaria. You must be the holder or a supervisor of a fishing licence (commercial dive) for each species.

Seasonal or catch restrictions may apply to this licence. You may not hold more than 3 fishing licences (commercial dive) at any one time.

Also, be aware that not more than 55 of these licences will be in force at any one time.

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

Significant restrictions and legislated rules apply to the application of this licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.





31 August


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Renew Renewal All $648.00 -
Renew Renewal All $162.00 Research licence
Transfer Transfer All $405.00 -
Vary Variation All $81.00 -

Act(s) name

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries (Commercial Dive) Rules 2011 Tasmania

Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016 Tasmania

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:

Licensing and Fisheries Monitoring Section

Water and Marine Resources

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 1 Franklin Wharf
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3000
Phone: 1300 368 550
Website: Sea Fishing and Aquaculture (Opens in new window)