Marine Farming Licence (State Waters) - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to:

  • carry out any marine farming in State waters
  • take live fish for marine farming in State waters
  • operate a fish hatchery or breed, culture or farm fish in inland waters if the fish would normally be transferred to State waters or waters sourced from 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
Transfer Application All

Fee information is on the attached forms.


Act(s) name

Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Fisheries (General and Fees) Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Approval time

60 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.