You will require this licence if you intend to engage in commercial aquaculture (including freshwater aquaculture). Aquaculture means the keeping, breeding, hatching, culturing or harvesting of fish. You will also require this licence if you intend to sell fish taken from waters on private land. A licence is not required for any of the following activities:
- keeping fish for the purpose of processing fish under a Fish Processor's Licence
- keeping fish on any premises for the purpose of serving the fish as meals
- selling black bream taken from your private land to the holder of an Aquaculture Licence
- selling yabbie, koonac and gilgie taken from private land in certain parts of the State to the holder of an Aquaculture Licence
- keeping, breeding, hatching, culturing, harvesting or selling fish for non-commercial purposes, for display or hobby purposes, or for displaying fish in a public aquarium.
A temporary aquaculture permit may be available if you already hold an aquaculture licence, to authorise you to undertake aquaculture activities in an alternative area for up to 12 months.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.