Commercial Fishing Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to engage in commercial fishing. Operators of commercial fisheries must ensure that they are correctly licenced.

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
  • satisfy the agency that it is in the best interests of the fishing industry to grant the licence.


As specified


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

Act(s) name

Fish Resources Management Act 1994 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Fish Resources Management Regulations 1995 Western Australia

Application process


Please note that when you apply for or renew this licence, you will receive a receipt. In most cases, this receipt acts as a licence as long as you physically have it with you when fishing until you hear back from the agency about the outcome of your actual application or one month passes (whichever is sooner).

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.