Commercial fisher licence

About the commercial fisher licence

You will need a Queensland commercial fisher licence to be in charge of commercial fishing activities aboard either your own commercial fishing boat or another person's commercial fishing boat.

The commercial fisher licence allows you to:

Apply for a commercial fisher licence

To apply for a commercial fisher licence you need to lodge:

Transfer a commercial fisher licence

The commercial fisher licence is a personal licence only. You cannot transfer this licence to another person.

Also consider...

  • Any person driving a boat (whether the commercial fisher licence holder or a crew member) must comply with vessel manning or operating requirements. For more information, contact Maritime Safety Queensland.