Commercial fisher licence

You will need a commercial fisher licence if you are in charge of commercial fishing activities in Queensland-managed commercial fisheries.

This is required whether you own the commercial fishing boat or are operating another person's commercial fishing boat.

The commercial fisher licence allows you to:

Any person driving a boat (whether the commercial fisher licence holder or a crew member) must also comply with domestic commercial vessel manning or operating requirements.

A commercial fisher licence is issued to an individual person (a company, business or joint authority cannot hold one). You cannot transfer this licence to another person.

Apply for a new licence

  1. Complete the commercial fisher licence application.
  2. Pay a pro-rata amount of the relevant annual fees for the 6-month period in which you apply.
  3. Finalise any outstanding fees from a previous licence of this type (e.g. it may have been cancelled for non-payment of fees).