Authority to Take Fish for Scientific Purposes - Western Australia


You will require this authority if you intend to take fish for the purpose of scientific research. Taking fish includes catching, capturing, trapping, enclosing, gathering, removing, poisoning, stunning, killing or destroying fish by any means or attempting to do so. Please note that separate approval is required for the following:

  • taking fish from a state reserve or marine park
  • taking fish for genetic or chemical extraction or analysis, as well as handling, delivering, receiving, storing, packaging, purchasing or selling of fish for that purpose.

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 authority you must:

  • submit the prescribed forms
  • pay the prescribed fees.

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


As specified by Agency.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $92.00


Task Resources
Apply Application for Authority to Take Fish for Scientific Purposes - Please consult the Contact Officer to obtain a copy of the relevant application form.

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.


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 6551 4444
Website: Fisheries (Opens in new window)