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.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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.

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




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $92.00
Renew Renewal All $92.00
Transfer Transfer All $503.00
Vary Variation All $503.00


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Carrier Boat Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Fish Resources Management Act 1994 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995 Western Australia

Application process


Please submit your application with the required fees.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:



Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Mailing address: Gordon Stephenson House
140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 4, Bentley DC, Western Australia, 6983
Other: 1300 374 731
Website: Fisheries (Opens in new window)