You need a recreational sea fishing licence for the following types of fishing specified below.
You don't need a licence to fish with a rod and line in marine waters in Tasmania. For freshwater fishing, contact
|Standard Licence: ||
$52.85 - first licence (base fee of $45.30 plus $7.55 for first licence). Each additional licence type -
|Concession Licence: (Commonwealth Pension and Government Seniors Card holders and persons under 16).
Health Care Card holders are not eligible.||$30.20 - first licence (base fee of $22.65 plus $7.55 for first licence). Each additional licence type -
|Additional Licence:||$7.55 - fee to add a licence type plus cost of the new licence type. |
|Replacement Licence:||$7.55 - replacement licence card.
Order a replacement card online.|
|Special Rock Lobster Licence:|
(increased possession limit for 14 days)
|$45.30 - must hold a recreational rock lobster licence.
Western Region only. See information and conditions.|
InformationLicences for the
2016-17 fishing year (from 1 Nov 2016 - 31 Oct 2017) are on sale from
Monday, 17 October 2016.
Licences bought before this date will expire on 31
October 2016. Licences bought after 17 October are valid from the date of
purchase until 31 October 2017.Make sure you renew your
licence rather than varying your existing year's licence
. Select the option "Apply to
renew my licence". The licence types you select for the new licensing year
will be valid from 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017.If you select the option "Apply to add Additional
Licence" before the 31 October 2016, the additional licence type will be
added to the current year's licence and will expire on 31 October 2016.
add a new licence for the 2016/17 licence year, select the option "Apply
to renew my licence" then choose the licence types from the list.
Buy a Licence
You cannot legally fish or use licensed gear until your licence is issued. You don't need your card to go fishing but you may prefer to
print out a copy
of your licence or keep a copy of your receipt number to take with you.
Licences are valid from the date of purchase until 31 October 2016.Please note that recreational licence fee refunds WILL NOT BE GRANTED if you are unable to fish in some waters due to biotoxin closures.
Or you can visit a
Service Tasmania shop
in person to buy your licence. Licences are valid from the date of purchase until
31 October 2016
You can also
check if your licence is current or
change your details.
When you buy a licence, you will receive a temporary licence or receipt number, and a plastic licence card will be mailed to your address within 21 days. In the interim, the licence can be used, but you may wish to carry your temporary licence. If you don't receive your licence card after this time, please contact Recreational Fishing on (03) 6165 3233 or 1300 720 647.
If you lose your licence card, you can
order a replacement card online or at Service Tasmania at a cost of $7.55.
The licensing system issues you with a unique licence number that you can renew in future years so you can have the same buoy markings from year to year.
Check your licence number here.
If you held a Tasmanian recreational sea fishing licence in the past then your old number will normally be available.
You must put your licence number on
rock lobster pot buoys
, unattended rings, graball nets, mullet nets and set lines. You must also identify the gear type by marking your buoy with a letter (G for graball net, M for mullet net, P for pot, LL for longline and DL for dropline) in clear figures at least 70 mm high X 12 mm wide.
Marker buoys must be at least 195 mm in diameter, spherical in shape and specifically designed as a buoy. Other buoys may be attached, but must not have any markings.