Commercial Licensing Fees and Application Forms

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Listed below are licensing fees and application forms for commercial fishing.

Please consult actual forms for more specific information and requirements. Forms are regularly being updated as a result of the Licensing and Monitoring - Making Life Easier (MLE) project, therefore please ensure that only current forms are used​. To view the list of changes implemented by the MLE project ​please click the button below.

Your signed application together with any supporting documents required and /or relevent fees may be sent to the Licensing and Administration branch in the following ways:
By Fax        03 6173 0252
By Email
By Post       GPO Box 44, Hobart, TAS, 7001
In Person     Level 1, 1 Franklin Wharf, Hobart, Tasmania

Please note that the ALL pages of the forms are required to be submitted and are not permitted to be altered.
Clients who use Google Chrome will be required to download the form before printing.

COVID-19 Fee Refund Application Forms

Please see the COVID-19 Fisheries Assistance webpage for application form for licence holders who are eligible for a fee relief and have been contacted by DPIPWE.

Fishing Licence Fees

  2020-2021 Commercial Fishing Application Fees   (500Kb)

Permanent and Seasonal Transfer of Units or Pots​​

  Application for the Seasonal Transfer of 2019-2020 Rock Lobster Quota   (1Mb)

      *This form is to be used to seasonally transfer 2019/20 uncaught rock lobster kilograms in the 2020/21 year.

  Application for the Seasonal Transfer of Quota Units/Pots/Research   (163Kb)

  Application for the Permanent Transfer of Quota Units/Pots   (170Kb)



Transfer a Licence



Vary a Licence

  Application to Add / Remove a Supervisor of a Fishing Licence   (192Kb)

  Application to Add and/or Remove a Vessel   (183Kb)

  Notification of Authorisation of Abalone Quota   (167Kb)

Note: Divers are required to specify the year in which the authorisation is to occur eliminating the need to update the form every year. Signatures of abalone quota unit holders are no longer required.

  Authorised Agent for Abalone Diver   (127Kb)

  Notification of De- Authorisation of Abalone Quota   (337Kb)

  Application to Vary or Endorse a Tasmanian Commercial Fishing Licence   (200Kb)

  Application to Vary a Tasmanian Fish Processing Licence   (185Kb)

  Notification of Surrender of Licence   (122Kb)




Renew or Grant a Licence​

  Application to Renew or Grant Tasmanian Commercial Fishing Licence/s   (214Kb)

  Application to Renew or Grant Tasmanian Fish Processing Licence   (215Kb)

Licence Details and Third Party Interest Forms

  Application to Register Ownership and/or Interest   (206Kb)

  Application to Cancel or Vary an Entry in the Register   (188Kb)

  Application for an Extract of the Licence Ownership & Interest Register   (276Kb)

  Application for a Demerit Point Register Check   (197Kb)

  Application for the Replacement of Record of Original Entry (Abalone Quota Under Deed)   (162Kb)

  Statutory Declaration Form   (97Kb)

A list of occupation types that can witness the statutory declaration can be found at the Department of Justice web site

  Application for Licensing Information   (251Kb)

​Client Contact Detail Forms

  Notification of Change of Address and or Contact Details   (190Kb)

  Application to Consent to Communication by Electronic Notification   (165Kb)


Licensing and Fisheries Monitoring Section
1 Franklin Wharf
GPO Box 44
Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

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