Fishing Licence (Rock Lobster) - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to fish commercially for rock lobster (crayfish).

This licence entitles the holder to be in possession of rock lobster in state waters. If you intend to be in possession of rock lobster in waters outside state waters then you must apply to the Agency for an endorsement on your fishing licence to permit this activity.

You are only allowed to catch a rock lobster using a rock lobster ring or rock lobster pot.

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.




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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 (General and Fees) Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Fisheries (Rock Lobster) Rules 2011 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

10 business days

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.