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.

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.




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 (Commercial Dive) Rules 2011 Tasmania

Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Application 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

10 business days

Additional information

You may hold up to three fishing licences (commercial dive). Please note that there are no more than 53 licences in force at any time.

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.