List of aquaculture fees
Listed below is a summary of Fisheries Queensland's aquaculture fees.
On 1 July 2023 most of our fees and charges increased by 3.4% in line with the government's indexation policy.
For more information about any other approvals you may require, read our guide about the regulatory framework of aquaculture in Queensland.
|Resource allocation authority assessment fees (for aquaculture in Queensland waters or unallocated tidal lands)||Cost|
|Aquaculture within aquaculture areas within a regional marine aquaculture plan||$2,079.40|
|Non-intensive aquaculture (no feeding) and no structures on tidal lands less than 50 hectares (e.g. scallop or beche-de-mer ranching)||$2,079.40|
|Non-intensive aquaculture (no feeding) with structures on tidal or intertidal lands less than 20 hectares (e.g. oyster or pearl culture)||$2,079.40|
|Non-intensive aquaculture (no feeding) and no structures within an area greater than 50 hectares (e.g. scallop or beche-de-mer ranching)||$3,985.71|
|Non-intensive aquaculture (no feeding) with structures within an area greater than 20 hectares (e.g. oyster or pearl culture)||$3,985.71|
|Intensive aquaculture (feeding) on intertidal or tidal lands (e.g. fish/crustacean culture in sea cages)||$20,272.98|
|Renewal of resource allocation authority||Cost|
|Extend the period of, or renew, a resource allocation authority under the Fisheries Act||$675.17|
Other aquaculture fees
|Authority or permit||Cost|
|Replace an authority||$36.84|
|To amend an authority at holder's request (includes resource allocation authority or general fisheries permit)||At reasonable cost but not more than actual cost|
|Permanent transfer of a resource allocation authority||$183.86|
|General fisheries permit for broodstock or culture stock collection||$367.66|
- Read our guide on aquaculture licensing and approvals.