Authorities, licences and permits for commercial and charter fishing

Forms, fees and requirements for commercial and charter fishing.



Licence cards prove which authority commercial fishers are operating under while on the water.


Permits are required for certain fisheries activities.

Fisheries symbols

The fishery symbols show that the primary commercial fishing licence holder is authorised to operate in that fishery.


One-off application fees and annual fees for commercial fishing authorities.

Apply for an authority

Forms, fees, and processes to apply for a new fishing licence.

Surrender an authority

Any type of fishing authority can be surrendered while it is still current.

Register of fisheries authorities

Access information about who is authorised to use Queensland's fisheries resources.


Reporting requirements, quota symbols, trawl exceptions, and management of quota fisheries.