Marine Farming Licence (Land-based) - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a fish hatchery or breed, culture or farm fish on land if State waters are used as a growing medium or if the waters in which the fish are normally kept have characteristics similar to any State waters.

State waters include:

  • any waters within the territorial sea of Australia
  • any marine or tidal waters adjacent to Tasmania (except inland waters)
  • any land which is swept by State waters to the highest landward extent
  • waters that relate to a marine farming lease.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Due to the extensive nature of this licence, please contact the agency for more information.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is listed on the attached forms.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Freshwater Finfish Farms (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016 Tasmania

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.