Fishing License Australia
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Fishing License & Fishing Regulations in Individual States

Western Australia Fishing License

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The reason for doing this is partly to enable new generations of Australians to be able to go fishing knowing that there is a plentiful supply of fish to be caught within the rules.

If we fish and ignore these rules and don't practice catch and release then not long in the future our fish species will become extinct which will destroy not only recreational fishing but commercial fishing as well.

With no fish stocks we never will be able to eat and enjoy a tasteful meal of fish and this of course would be detrimental to our health and well being.

Can you imagine what this would do to our oceans? Perhaps it would kill the worlds oceans making them cess pits not fit for swimming in or other water borne recreational pursuits.

Just as it has been done on our lands and denying us of parts of our heritage and enjoyment of life.

And please do help to make your fishing legal and sustainable for the future of fishing by obeying the laws and using a catch and release policy.

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A fishing license is not mandatory for most of the species you are likely to catch in Western Australia waters but you will need a license if you are targeting Marron, Rock Lobster and Abalone. You will also need a license if you are planning on going fresh water angling or netting.Here is where to find out about fishing licenses and bag or size limits in the state of Western Australia.


australian fishing license Finding out why a Fishing license in Australia is important when you are fishing Down Under. In most states, fishing without one is considered illegal.

Revenue earned from these licenses is used to protect and conserve existing fish stocks, especially those that are particularly vulnerable. This helps sustain the future of recreational fishing throughout Australia.

Fishing License & Fishing Regulations in Individual States

The rules, regulations, protected fish information and closed season as well as the permissible fishing gear, bag limits, minimum size limits and fishing licence requirements vary from one state to another across Australia. Here is a snapshot of the fishing legalities in the individual states. For detailed information and updates, visit the website of the state that you intend fishing in.

South Australia Fishing License

Anglers do not require a fishing license for South Australia but minimum sizes and bag limits do apply to ensure the long-term health and availability of fish stocks. Grab a copy of the South Australian Recreational Fishing Guide from any local tackle shop before you head out fishing in these waters to avoid running afoul of the law.Here is where to find out about fishing licenses and bag or size limits in the state of South Australia

Northern Territories Fishing Licence

While you do not require a license for amateur fishing within the NT, you will need a short-term license for recreational fishing on waters bordering aboriginal granted land. Here is where to find out about fishing licenses and bag or size limits in Darwin and other parts of the Northern Territory.

Tasmanian Fishing License

You are required to have a current fishing license to fish at any Tasmanian inland water but will not need one if you are fishing at a registered private fishery. Here is where to find out about fishing licenses and bag or size limits in the state of Tasmania.

NSW Fishing License

Fishing in NSW requires a valid license, which can be obtained from the Department of Primary Industries NSW Here is where to find out about fishing licenses and bag or size limits in New South Wales.

Queensland Fishing License

You do not need a fishing license for recreational fishing in Queensland waters but you will need one if you are fishing in certain stocked impoundments. Please be aware of the different rules for fishing in fresh waters and tidal waters. Here is where to find out about fishing licenses and bag or size limits in Queensland.

Victorian Fishing License

A fishing license is required for fishing in Victoria and this can be obtained from the Department of Primary Industries Victoria.fishing licenses and bag or size limits in the state of Victoria.

Applying for a Fishing License Australia

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It is always better to apply for a fishing license in Australia well in advance of when you are actually planning your fishing expedition.

The application form for applying for a new license or to renew your existing license can be obtained from any Department of Fisheries office or online in a printable format at their website. A plastic card license will be sent to you within 14 days after you have submitted your application.

We really hope you found this information useful, if you need further advice or help please contact Chris .Otherwise you may also be interested in some of our other fishing related pages like:

Best Fishing Times Australia

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