Carrier Boat Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a carrier boat. A carrier boat is a boat used for transporting fish for commercial purposes that have been taken by a different commercial fishing boat. If you have day to day control of the carrier boat, you must ensure that it is licensed.

A licence is not needed for a tender dinghy to a licensed fishing boat if it does not exceed six metres in length and is used for carrying fish taken by that boat.

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 licence, you must:

  • be a fit and proper person to hold the licence
  • satisfy the Agency that granting the licence would be in the better interests of the industry.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $92.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $92.00

Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All $503.00

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $503.00

Fees for 2023-24


Act(s) name

Fish Resources Management Act 1994 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development


Contact details

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