Forms - Licences, Permits, Boats
How to lodge your documents
You can lodge your applications by either:
Sending it by post to:
Licensing & Quota Services
PO Box 4509
Melbourne VIC 3001
Emailing the application (and pay by EFT) to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Faxing the application (followed by sending payment and original application in mail) to:
Fax (03) 9658 4333.
All applications must be accompanied by the relevant fee and any attachments requested in the checklists on the relevant application form. It is recommended that a photocopy of your completed forms and any attachments be taken for your records.
Cheques and money orders
Must be made payable to 'Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources' (refer to above for address).
Electronic funds transfer (EFT)
Must be paid directly into the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources account:
Westpac BSB: 033 222
Account Number: 180001
Persons wishing to pay by EFT must advise their bank of the licence number for inclusion as the 'customer reference'.
The application fees listed in the fee schedule are non-refundable. Additional fees and/or levies will be payable prior to the issue of a commercial fishery licence if the application is approved.
Licence fees and levies are charged at a pro rata rate depending upon what stage of the licensing year the application is approved. The commercial licensing year commences on 1 April each year and ends on 31 March of the following year.
No additional fees or levies apply to boat registrations or permits.
The fees can be paid by cheque, money order or via electronic funds transfer.
The fees listed below are valid until 30 June 2017
|Licence applications (fishery access)|
Licence applications (aquaculture – private land)
Licence applications (aquaculture – crown land)
Abalone licence transfer
Access licence transfer
Aquaculture licence transfer
General Permit Applications or Variations
Fish Receiver (abalone)
Fish Receiver (scallop)
Boat registrations & transfers
Quota transfer (rock lobster)
Quota transfer (scallop)
Quota unit transfer (abalone)
Quota unit nominations (abalone)
Group recreational fishing licence
The information you provide on the accompanying application form is the basis upon which your application will be assessed. Incomplete applications will delay the application assessment process.
If you need more space to answer any questions, attach extra pages and clearly reference your answers to the relevant section.
New commercial fishery licence operators
As part of the application process, new operators will be required to undergo an interview with a fisheries officer to assess their knowledge of the provisions of the Fisheries Act 1995 and Fisheries Regulations 2009, relevant to the fishery for which the application is sought.
- FORM 01 - Registration of a Fishing Boat
- FORM 02 - Transfer of boat registration
- FORM 03 - Variation fishery licence
- FORM 04 - Variation aquaculture licence - site transfer
- FORM 13 - Application bait (general)
- FORM 14 - Application fish rec. (abalone)
- FORM 15 - Application fish rec. (scallop)
- FORM 16 - application aquaculture (private land)
- FORM 17 - Application aquaculture (crown land)
- FORM 19 - Transfer fishery licence
- FORM 20 - Transfer abalone licence
- FORM 21 - Transfer abalone units
- FORM 22 - Transfer operator
- FORM 23 - Transfer boat replacement
Commercial Fishery Licences
- FORM 18 - Application for registration of a coff
- FORM 24 - Transfer rock lobster pots
- FORM 25 - Transfer rock lobster quota
- FORM 26 - Transfer giant crab quota
- FORM 27 - Transfer scallop quota
- FORM 28 - Nomination abalone quota unit
- FORM 29 - Registration of registered financial interest
- FORM 30 - Withdrawal of registered financial interest
- FORM 06 - Application general permit
- FORM 07 - Application research permit
- FORM 08 - Variation of a general permit
- FORM 09 - Application noxious aquatic species (restaurant trade)
Group Recreational Fishing Licence
Telephone enquiries can be made to the Commercial Fisheries Licensing Officer on (03) 8392 6860.
Office hours 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday (closed on public holidays).
Mailing address: Fisheries Victoria Licensing Unit, PO Box 4509, Melbourne 3001.
Facsimile(03) 9658 4333.
Commercial Licensing: email@example.com.
Recreational Licensing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Licence holders must ensure that documents required to be sent to the Secretary and returned or cancelled fisheries documents are sent to the address above, as specified in the Fisheries Regulations 2009.
The Victorian Government is committed to protecting information about you and has enacted the Information Privacy Act 2000 to provide a statutory framework to guide government departments in their personal information handling activities.
The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources (DEDJTR) values and protects the personal information it collects in the course of undertaking its responsibilities and continues to demonstrate a strong culture of protecting the confidentiality and privacy of clients and members of the community.
The information you supply in transactions that is collected by DEDJTR is not traded, sold or licensed. Personal information provided by you will not be used/disclosed for any purpose other than the purpose of the transaction you have entered unless such a use or disclosure is required or authorised by the Information Privacy Act 2000, Fisheries Act 1995 or other legislation. If you wish to access information held about you, please contact Fisheries Victoria.