Protected Aquatic Biota Permits - Victoria

Description

You will require this permit if you intend to:

  • take
  • injure
  • damage
  • destroy
  • possess
  • keep
  • display for reward
  • release into Victorian waters
  • sell Protected Aquatic Biota (PAB).

For the purposes of this permit PAB means any taxon or community of aquatic flora or fauna declared to be protected under the Act, and includes species of the family Syngnathidae (seahorses, sea dragons and pipefish) and the great white shark.

Typically an institution or public museum, a tertiary research student, an aquaculture business or dredging operation may require this permit.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be considered for this permit you must make an application to the Secretary of the Agency, who must be satisfied that you meet the following specified eligibility criteria:

  • Be carrying out an activity on behalf of an institution (tertiary education, scientific, research) or public museum and the work is directly related to the work of that institution or museum;
  • Be a tertiary education student and the activity is directly related to research being carried out;
  • Be authorised to conduct an aquaculture activity that relates to the protected aquatic biota and the permit will facilitate that activity;
  • Be responsible for the preparation of an environment effects statement or a supplementary statement and the activity is necessary for or related to the preparation of that statement; or
  • Be authorised under coastal legislation to carry out a dredging operation that may affect the protected aquatic biota.

Permits can only be issued in accordance with the PAB Policy Statement. People wishing to apply for a PAB permit are advised to review the policy statement before submitting an application.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to 3 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Description
Apply Application

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for a Protected Aquatic Biota Permit - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Other resources

Lodgement process

Apply

Please lodge your application form and any other associated documents directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Fisheries Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Licensing Unit

Fisheries Division

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Mailing address: GPO BOX 4509
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 8392 6860
Fax: 03 9658 4333
Email: rec.licensing@ecodev.vic.gov.au
Website: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/fisheries (Opens in new window)