Move or import aquatic animals

To prevent the spread of disease when moving live aquatic animals within Queensland or interstate:

  • apply for approval
  • follow the protocols.

Apply for approval

You must have approval from Fisheries Queensland before moving live aquatic animals.

Complete the application form and submit via post or email to Fisheries Queensland.

Follow the protocols

The health protocols for moving aquatic animals outlines the official processes to minimise disease risks:

  • management measures
  • legislation
  • required health certifications.

You are legally obligated to follow:

Importing into Australia

You cannot import live aquatic animals into Australia for use in aquaculture. The Australian Government manages the processes and approvals for importing animals.