Authority to Import Non-Endemic Fish - Western Australia

Description

You will require this authority if you intend to import into, or translocate within Western Australia, non-endemic (not native) fish, larvae or eggs for any purpose. Translocate means to move the fish to an area where they are non-endemic (not native).

If any non-endemic fish in your possession becomes infected with any disease, you must destroy the fish, unless you have the approval of the Agency to manage the disease.

A list of non-endemic fish is contained in Schedule 10 of the regulations. The list is not exhaustive. It includes:

  • brown and rainbow trout
  • Atlantic salmon
  • golden, silver, and redfin perch
  • Murray cod
  • short-finned eel
  • silver and golden perch
  • Queensland redclaw
  • common and white yabbie.

You may not require this authority if you hold an aquaculture licence which authorises you to import or translocate a non-endemic fish species.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this authority you must:

  • provide information on the species to be imported
  • provide details of the source of the fish
  • provide details of where the fish will be placed
  • submit the required form
  • pay the required fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Authorisation required.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $162.00 -
Apply Licence All -

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Fish Resources Management Act 1994 WA

Regulation(s) name

Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995 WA

Approval time

Approximately 14 working days.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Fisheries

Contact details

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

Translocation Officer

Fisheries

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Mailing address: Gordon Stephenson House
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 39
Cloisters Square PO, Western Australia 6850
Phone: 08 9482 7251
Email: translocation@fish.wa.gov.au
Website: Fisheries (Opens in new window)