Recreational Sea Fishing Licences for 1 Nov 2020 - 31 Oct 2021

  • ​You need a recreational sea fishing licence for the types of fishing specified below

  • You don't need a licence to fish with a rod and line in marine waters in Tasmania - more information.

Buy, check or renew licence

  • You cannot legally fish or use licensed gear until your licence is issued.
  • You don't need your card to go fishing. You may wish to keep a copy of your licence on your phone or take your receipt ​number with you.
  • Licences are valid from the date of purchase until 31 October 2020. Short term licences are not available.

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OR:

Visit a Service Tasmania shop IN PERSON to buy your licence.


What types of fishing do I need a licence for?

Rock Lobster Pot, Ring or Dive
Not available to children under 10 years.  Check season dates, biotoxin status, rules and catch limits before you buy.

Refunds are not available if you are unable to fish in some areas due to biotoxin or season closures.

Abalone

Not available to children under 10 years. Information about abalone rules and catch limits.

Scallop

Not available to children under 10 years. Check season dates, rules and catch limits before you buy.

Graball Net

Not available to children under 10 years. Information about which nets are allowed and how to mark them.

Mullet Net

Not available to children under 10 years. Information about which nets are allowed and how to mark them.

Beach Seine Net

Information about which nets are allowed and how to mark them.

Set Line

Not available to children under 10 years. Information about setlines and how to mark them and area restrictions.
Aboriginal Fishing
​Aboriginal fishers are exempt from holding a fishing licence. More information.

Licence fees

Standard Licence:
$56.70 - first licence (base fee of $48.60 plus $8.10 for first licence). Each additional licence type - $8.10.​
Concession Licence: Commonwealth Pension, DVA Concession, Government Seniors card holders and persons under 16.$32.40 - first licence (base fee of $24.30 plus $8.10 for first licence). Each additional licence type - $8.10.
(Health Care Card holders are not eligible)
Additional Licence:$8.10 - add a licence type plus cost of the new licence type.
Replacement Licence:$8.10 - replacement licence card.  Order a replacement card.
Special Rock Lobster Licence:
(increased possession limit for 14 days)
$48.60 - must hold a recreational rock lobster licence. Western Region only.   See information and conditions.


Multi-language fishing rules - 休闲​捕鱼​ / 레저 낚시​ / Memancing Rekreasi​

Fishing rules in other languages are available, including links for translation into 15 different languages through Google Translate.​ See Rules in Other Languages / 其他语言的钓鱼规则 / 기타 언어로 작성된 규정 / Peraturan dalam Bahasa Lain / Quy định ở các Ngôn ngữ Khác / अन्य भाषाओं में नियम

More information

See our Licensing FAQs page for information on:

  • licence number;
  • licence card; and
  • how to mark your gear.

Contact

Recreational Fishing Enquiries
Recreational Fisheries Section
1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3233, 1300 720 647
Email: fishing.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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