Schedule of Aquaculture Fees 2016/2017

The following schedule is effective from 1 July 2015 until 30 June 2016. From 1 July 2016 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 / Section Fee
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class A and B) 6(1) $304
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class C) 6(1) $458
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class D) 6(1) $762
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class E) 6(1) $609
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class F) 6(1) $458
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class G) 6(1) $762
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class H) 6(1) $762
Multiple applications (each additional class of permit) 6(2) $152
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)

$152
$229
$381
$305
$76
HQAS Accreditation Admin Fee $60

Annual lease/permit fees

Description Clause / Section Fee
Annual Permit Contribution fee 8(1) $533
Annual Research Contribution (lease-based)
Class A or B permits, per hectare (or part of hectare)
10(1) $43
Annual Research Contribution (land-based)
Class C, E or F permits, flat fee
10(1) $152
Annual Research Contribution (land-based)
Class D or H permits, per hectare (or part of hectare)
10(1)
10(1)
$32
$152 (Min)
Lease rental (per hectare or part of a hectare)
Minimum Rent for leased area
34(1)
34(1)
$57
$152

Security arrangements for aquaculture permits

Description Clause / Section Fee
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 / Section Fee
Application for Class 1 Aquaculture lease 25(1)(b) $762
Application for Class 2 Aquaculture lease 25(1)(b) $762
Application for Class 3 Aquaculture lease 25(1)(b) $762
Application for Class 4 Aquaculture lease 25(1)(b) $1,217
Consolidation of Aquaculture lease 42(2)(c) $609
Renewal for Class 1 Aquaculture lease 32(1)(b) $609
Renewal for Class 2 Aquaculture lease 32(1)(b) $458
Renewal for Class 3 Aquaculture lease 32(1)(b) $762
Renewal for Class 4 Aquaculture lease 32(1)(b) $458
Subdivision of Aquaculture lease 43(2)(c) $609
Subletting of leased area (1st application) 38(1)  $533
Subletting of leased area (further applications) 38(1) $77
Surrender of Aquaculture lease (1st application) 41(1)(b) $381
Surrender of Aquaculture lease (further applications) 41(1)(b) $77
Part-surrender of Aquaculture lease 41(2)(d) $533
Transfer of Aquaculture lease (1st application) 39(2)(c) $837
Transfer of Aquaculture lease (further applications) 39(2)(c) $77
Transmission of aquaculture lease (1st application) 40(b) $533
Transmission of aquaculture lease (further applications) 40(b) $77
Lease Variation Application 45(6) $152
Fee to obtain certified copy of lease documents 44(1)(a) $77
Replace survey plan or lease map 44(3)(c) $77

Miscellaneous permits

Description Clause / Section Fee
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)

$228
$380
Broodstock Collection Permit (S. 37(1)(b)) Cl. 57 $228
Oyster Spat Collection Permit (S. 37(1)(b)) Cl. 57 $228
Marine Vegetation Permit
(gather marine vegetation for commercial purposes)
Cl. 56(5) $180
Aquarium Collection Permit (S. 37(1)(cb)) CI. 98(c) (Gen Reg) $180
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)

$170
$170
$170
$397
$1,420
$3,691
$71
Scientific Collection Permit (research) CI. 98(b) (Gen Reg) $380
Electro-fishing Permit (research) Cl. 73(5) (Gen Reg) $340

Amendment of miscellaneous permits

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