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Commercial fishing fees and forms

Fisheries Queensland issues commercial fishing authorities (i.e. licences, permits, quotas) for Queensland.

You will need to fill out an application form to:

  • apply for a new commercial fishing authority
  • transfer an authority to another person
  • change the details on an authority
  • surrender an authority.

In Queensland, fees are charged in arrears. The two 6-monthly invoice periods end on 31 December and 30 June of each year. You can receive invoices and pay your fees electronically through FishNet Secure. You can also pay your invoices through a number of Australia Post payment options.

This guide contains information about commercial fishing fees and application forms.

Fees and forms for Torres Strait commercial fishing licences

Fisheries Queensland no longer issues commercial fishing licences for the Torres Strait area. The Protected Zone Joint Authority (PZJA) now issues these licences. Find out more about the fees and forms for commercial fishing licences in the Torres Strait Protected Zone.


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