Fishing Licence (Abalone Quota) - Tasmania


You will require this licence if you intend to take or possess an amount of abalone, up to the amount specified by the number of quota units held. Please note, to harvest abalone you must also hold the abalone dive licence.

In Tasmania these licences are very limited in number and are non-transferrable. They are commonly referred to as Furneaux Licences, in relation to the region in which the operators work.

Serious penalties apply to the misuse or abuse of the practice of harvesting abalone.

Please consult 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.




31 December.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Renew Renewal Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $100.98

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.

Enquiries, Licensing and Fisheries Monitoring Section

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