Registration of a Commercial Fishing Boat - Victoria


You will require this registration if you are the owner of a boat and wish to use it for any of the following purposes:

  • taking of fish for sale
  • the setting or use of commercial fishing equipment
  • the setting or use of commercial abalone equipment to take abalone for sale
  • the landing of fish for sale or marketing
  • the moving of an aquaculture crop.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • submit the appropriate forms and information
  • satisfy the Agency that the boat will be used for commercial fishing purposes
  • pay the prescribed fee.


Up to one year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Licence All Please refer to the attached fee schedule.

Act(s) name

Fisheries Act 1995 Victoria

Additional information

On the issue or renewal of this registration, the Agency will specify an identifying mark that is to be clearly and legibly displayed.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Commercial Fishing Enquiries

Victorian Fisheries Authority

Phone: 03 8392 6860
Website: Victorian Fisheries Authority (Opens in new window)