Fishing Licence (Shellfish) - Tasmania


You will require this licence if you intend to fish commercially for shellfish. Shellfish includes clams, cockles or oysters. Licences can only be obtained by purchasing a licence package and are specific to certain fishing zones and species of catch.

Please note, this is a seasonal fishery licence and quotas apply across all fishery zones.

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

Significant restrictions and legislated rules apply to the application of this licence. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Licences are valid for the period, not exceeding 10 years, specified on the licence.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Fees vary depending on the type of shellfish. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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