Recreational Fishery Licence - Victoria


You will require this licence if you intend to take or attempt to take fish from Victoria's marine, estuarine or inland waters. You will also require this licence if you use or possess recreational fishing equipment on or next to Victorian waters. It covers any species of fish by any method including:

  • line fishing
  • bait collection
  • gathering shellfish
  • yabby fishing
  • prawning
  • spear fishing.

Service type


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


You are not required to hold a recreational fishery licence if you:

  • receive an aged or invalid pension
  • are totally and permanently incapacitated pensioner or service pensioner
  • hold a current pensioner concession card or an equivalent
  • hold a Senior's Card
  • are 70 years old or older.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • submit the required form
  • provide all information and documentation required by the authority
  • pay the prescribed fee.


3 days, 28 days, 1 year or 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All
  • 3-day licence for $10.00
  • 28-day licence for $22.70
  • 1-year licence for $39.90
  • 3-year licence for $108.10.

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1995 Victoria

Administering agency

Victorian Fisheries Authority

Contact details

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