Schedule of Aquaculture Fees 2017/2018

The following schedule is effective from 1 July 2017 until 30 June 2018. From 1 July 2018 aquaculture fees may change in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). If you are uncertain about current fees for any of the listed transactions, please contact Aquaculture Administration on 02 4982 1232.

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Aquaculture permits

Description Clause / SectionFee
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class A and B) 6(1) $310
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class C) 6(1) $468
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class D) 6(1) $778
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class E) 6(1) $622
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class F) 6(1) $468
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class G) 6(1) $778
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class H) 6(1) $778
Multiple applications (each additional class of permit) 6(2) $155
Permit Variation Application
Class A & B
Class C & F
Class D, G & H
Class E
Multiple applications (each additional class of permit)        

6A(1)
6A(1)
6A(1)
6A(1)
6A(2)(c)

$155
$234
$389
$311 
$78
HQAS Accreditation Admin Fee $61

Annual lease/permit fees

Description Clause / SectionFee
Annual Permit Contribution fee 8(1) $544
Annual Research Contribution (lease-based)
Class A or B permits, per hectare (or part of hectare)
10(1) $44
Annual Research Contribution (land-based)
Class C, E or F permits, flat fee
10(1) $155
Annual Research Contribution (land-based)
Class D or H permits, per hectare (or part of hectare)
10(1)
10(1)
$33
$155 (Min)
Lease rental (per hectare or part of a hectare)
Minimum Rent for leased area
34(1)
34(1)
$58
$155

Security arrangements for aquaculture permits

Description Clause / SectionFee
Class A and B permit holder financial security
(per hectare or part of a hectare)
15(4) $1,000
Class A permit annual contribution
(per hectare or part of a hectare)
19(1) $40

Aquaculture leases

Description Clause / SectionFee
Application for Class 1 Aquaculture lease 25(1)(b) $778
Application for Class 2 Aquaculture lease 25(1)(b) $778
Application for Class 3 Aquaculture lease 25(1)(b) $778
Application for Class 4 Aquaculture lease 25(1)(b) $1,243
Consolidation of Aquaculture lease 42(2)(c) $622
Renewal for Class 1 Aquaculture lease 32(1)(b) $622
Renewal for Class 2 Aquaculture lease 32(1)(b) $468
Renewal for Class 3 Aquaculture lease 32(1)(b) $778
Renewal for Class 4 Aquaculture lease 32(1)(b) $468
Subdivision of Aquaculture lease 43(2)(c) $622
Subletting of leased area (1st application) 38(1)  $544
Subletting of leased area (further applications) 38(1) $79
Surrender of Aquaculture lease (1st application) 41(1)(b) $389
Surrender of Aquaculture lease (further applications) 41(1)(b) $79
Part-surrender of Aquaculture lease 41(2)(d) $544
Transfer of Aquaculture lease (1st application) 39(2)(c) $855
Transfer of Aquaculture lease (further applications) 39(2)(c) $79
Transmission of aquaculture lease (1st application) 40(b) $544
Transmission of aquaculture lease (further applications) 40(b) $79
Lease Variation Application 45(6) $155
Fee to obtain certified copy of lease documents 44(1)(a) $79
Replace survey plan or lease map 44(3)(c) $79

Miscellaneous permits

Description Clause / SectionFee
Miscellaneous Permit to authorise the taking and possession of fish and marine vegetation For aquaculture purposes (S. 37(1)(b))
For other purposes (S. 37(1)(e))

Cl. 57
CI. 98(d) (Gen Reg)

$233
$388
Broodstock Collection Permit (S. 37(1)(b)) Cl. 57 $233
Oyster Spat Collection Permit (S. 37(1)(b)) Cl. 57 $233
Marine Vegetation Permit
(gather marine vegetation for commercial purposes)
Cl. 56(5) $184
Aquarium Collection Permit (S. 37(1)(cb)) CI. 98(c) (Gen Reg) $184
Permits under Part 7 of the FM Act 1994
Pacific Oysters Permit – processing & selling (S.210 & S.211)
Import Permit (e.g. live fish from interstate) (S.217)
Assessment Fee Minor (<3 hrs)
Moderate (3-7 hrs)
Major (7-21 hrs)
Complex (>21 hrs)
Additional Assessment

Cl. 258(2)(a)
Cl. 258(2)(a)
Cl. 258(4)
Gen Reg)


Cl.258(8)
(Gen Reg)

$174
$174
$174
$405
$1,450
$3,769
$72
Scientific Collection Permit (research) CI. 98(b) (Gen Reg) $388
Electro-fishing Permit (research) Cl. 73(5) (Gen Reg) $347

Amendment of miscellaneous permits

For the amendment of any miscellaneous permit, an amendment fee of 50% of the prescribed application fee now applies.