Apply for a commercial fishing licence

You can apply for a commercial fishing licence online or by downloading and completing a form.

If you engage in commercial fishing in Western Australia, such as Masters and Crew of licensed fishing boats, you must hold a valid commercial fishing licence issued by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

You can download and complete an application form (PDF) and pay in person at any Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development Fisheries office.

To pay by post, send a cheque or money order with the completed form to:

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Locked Bag 4
Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983

To apply online, log in to the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s licensing portal, create a new application and fill in the requested details. Payment of the application fee can be made securely using Visa or Mastercard.

Page reviewed 23 September 2020