Fisheries Queensland supports the profitability and sustainability of the state's fisheries through a variety of services.
The community plays a vital role in protecting our fisheries resources. Please help by reporting:
- Illegal fishing activities
Report suspected illegal activities (e.g. taking too many fish or taking female crabs) to a fisheries patrol officer on 1800 017 116.
- Noxious and introduced fish sightings
Report sightings of carp, tilapia or other noxious species in Queensland waterways to 13 25 23.
- Shark net equipment and marine animals
Report sightings of marine animals trapped in shark net gear or drifting buoys to Fisheries Queensland on 1800 806 891.
- Current fisheries consultations
Comment on fisheries issues that may be directly affecting you or your local communities.
Community education and protection
- Shark Control Program
Queensland's shark net and drumline program
- Brochures, booklets and posters
Fisheries information brochures, leaflets, activity books and posters.
- Fisheries contacts
Contact details of organisations that deal with fisheries-related issues or services.
- Fishery industry contacts
Queensland's fishing industry groups.
- Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol
QBFP enforces fisheries and boating safety laws, as well as undertaking related education and surveillance. Patrol offices are located along the coast as well as inland.
Pay an infringement notice
- Fisheries Infringement Notice
Pay a Fisheries Infringement Notice online (Visa and Mastercard only)
- Planning Infringement Notice
Pay a Planning Infringement Notice online (Visa and Mastercard only)
Licences and permits
- Commercial fishing licences
General information about the licence types, availability and links to applications forms.
View the register of authorities for information on commercial licences, permits, quota and some reports of interest. Licence holders can perform a number of online transactions, such as temporary transfer of quota.
Information and technical licensing enquiries.
- Marine plant disturbance, waterway barrier works and work in a declared fish habitat area
Information on permit requirements and fish habitat protection.
- Permits for fishing in dams
A licence to fish in saltwater is not required in Queensland; however, a permit is needed to fish in certain freshwater dams.