Queensland commercial and charter fishing fees

Below is a list of current fees, effective 1 July annually. The fees include any increments to the previous year after the annual review. To view the full table of current and past fees applicable, please refer to the Fisheries (General) Regulation 2019.

Annual fees

Annual fees are payable for licences and quota units. These fees are paid in advance, with 6-monthly fee notices issued in May and November.

New licences

When applying for a new licence, you will need to pay:

  • a pro-rata amount of the relevant annual fees for the 6-month period in which you apply
  • any outstanding invoiced fees relating to a previous licence that may have been cancelled due to non-payment.

Applications for new licences cannot be assessed and processed until all relevant fees are paid.

Outstanding fees

For more information or advice on payment of overdue fees, phone Fisheries Queensland on 13 25 23.

Current fees

Application fees (paid upfront)Cost
Application to move a fishery symbol to another licence $173.45
Application to register a permanent transfer of an authority $173.45
Application to register a temporary transfer of an authority $34.75
Request to replace a boat identified in the licence $173.45
Application for a replacement authority $34.75
Certificate about the register $173.45
To amend an authority at holder's request $34.85
Inspect the register or obtain a copy of details contained in the register:  
  • individual(s) licence
  • group listing (e.g. list of all T1 authorities)
• From $138.90 up to 1st hour of work.
• $50.05 per hour, or part hour beyond the 1st hour.
* Refer below note
General fisheries permit $346.85
Filleting permit $346.85
Developmental fishing permit $6,520.05
Indigenous fishing permit Nil
Annual licence fees (paid in advance - six-monthly fee notices) Cost per year
Commercial fisher licence
Primary commercial fishing licence
Carrier boat licence
Charter fishing licence
Annual fishery access fees (paid in advance - six-monthly fee notices) Cost per year
Net fisheries 
East Coast Net (N1) $402.35
East Coast Set Net (N2) $804.65
Gulf Inshore Net (N3) $1,526.05
East Coast Net (N4) $3,051.90
East Coast Net (N10) $1,179.00
Commercial Bait Net (N11) $208.05
Net Gulf of Carpentaria No. 3 (N12) $24,243.05
Net Gulf of Carpentaria No. 4 (N13) $13,468.40
Ocean Beach (K1 to K8) $804.65 /symbol
Crab fisheries 
Blue Swimmer Crab - East Coast (BC1-ITQ)$3.48 /unit
Mud Crab - East Coast (EC1-ITQ)$2.43 /unit
Mud Crab - Gulf (GC1-ITQ)$3.88 /unit
Queensland Crab (C1) $402.35
Spanner Crab Symbol (C2) Nil
Spanner Crab Quota (C2 units) $1.04 /unit
Spanner Crab (C3) $402.35
Line fisheries 
Queensland Line (L1) $402.35
Queensland Line (L2) $402.35
Queensland Line (L3) $402.35
QFJA Line No. 1 (L4) $1,179.00
East Coast Multiple Hook (L8) $1,179.00
Line Quota Symbols (RQ, SM) Nil
Coral Trout Quota (CT units) $0.42 /unit
Red Throat Emperor Quota (RTE units) $0.21 /unit
Other Species Quota (OS units) $0.21 /unit
Spanish Mackerel (SM units)
$0.21 /unit
Trawl fisheries 
Moreton Bay Restricted (M2) $402.35
East Coast Trawl Quota Symbols (T1, T2, M1) Nil
Effort Unit for a Trawl Region$0.4165 /unit
Stout Whiting (T4) $402.35
T4-ITQ Unit T4 $0.04 /unit
Beam Trawl (T5 to T9) $402.35
Other fisheries 
East Coast Net and Line (ENL-ITQ)$0.10 /unit
Rock lobster (R-ITQ) $0.4165 /unit
Shark and ray (S) $804.65
Pearl (P) $402.35
Beche-de-mer (B1B-ITQ)$0.138717 /unit
Beche-de-mer (B1W-ITQ)$0.138717 /unit
Beche-de-mer (B1O-ITQ)$0.138717 /unit
Trochus (J1-ITQ)$0.138717 /unit
Aquarium fish (A1) $402.35
Aquarium fish - limited (A2) $131.80
Eel (E) $131.80
Juvenile eel (JE) $131.80
Oyster harvesting (O) $69.36 /area
Beachworm (W1) $131.80
Bloodworm (W2) $131.80
Yabby (Y) $131.80
Coral harvesting (DO-ITQ)$0.069358 /unit
Coral harvesting (DS-ITQ)$0.069358 /unit
Shell grit harvesting (G) $131.80
Star sand harvesting (H) $131.80
Shell (F) $131.80


General enquiries 13 25 23