Fishing Licence (Personal) - Tasmania


You will require this commercial fishing licence if you intend to operate within open state waters and:

  • act as Master (Skipper) of a licensed fishing vessel
  • sell fish caught from a licensed commercial vessel.

Ongoing protocols and significant location and seasonal restrictions may apply to the fishing practices under this licence. Due to the limitations and possible restrictions on the application of this licence, please consult with 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.




Expires on 31 August.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $145.80
Apply Licence All $145.80

Act(s) name

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016 Tasmania

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Enquiries, Licensing and Fisheries Monitoring Section

Water and Marine Resources

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: Level 1
1 Franklin Wharf
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 44
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3000
Phone: 1300 368 550