Schedule of Aquaculture Fees 2019/2020

The following schedule is effective from 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2020. From 1 July 2020 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) $320
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class C) 6(1) $483
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class D) 6(1) $803
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class E) 6(1) $642
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class F) 6(1) $483
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class G) 6(1) $803
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class H) 6(1) $803
Multiple applications (each additional class of permit) 6(2) $160
Permit Variation Application
Class A & B
Class C & F
Class D, G & H
Class E
Multiple applications (each additional class of permit)        

7(1)
7(1)
7(1)
7(1)
7(2)(c)

$160
$241
$401
$321 
$80
HQAS Accreditation
Triennial audit fee
Compliance audit
Replacement accreditation certificate
Admin Fee
Admin Fee
Admin Fee
Admin Fee
$258
$258
$517
$26

Annual lease/permit fees

Description Clause / SectionFee
Annual Permit Contribution fee14(1) $561
Annual Research Contribution (lease-based)
Class A or B permits, per hectare (or part of hectare)
16(1) $46
Annual Research Contribution (land-based)
Class C, E or F permits, flat fee
16(1) $160
Annual Research Contribution (land-based)
Class D or H permits, per hectare (or part of hectare)
16(1)
16(1)
$34
$160 (minimum)
Lease rental (per hectare or part of a hectare)
Minimum Rent for leased area
40(1)
40(1)
$60
$160

Security arrangements for aquaculture permits

Description Clause / SectionFee
Class A and B permit holder financial security
(per hectare or part of a hectare)
21(4) $1,000
Class A permit annual contribution
(per hectare or part of a hectare)
25(1) $40

Aquaculture leases

Description Clause / SectionFee
Application for Class 1 Aquaculture lease 31(1)(b) $803
Application for Class 2 Aquaculture lease 31(1)(b) $803
Application for Class 3 Aquaculture lease 31(1)(b) $803
Application for Class 4 Aquaculture lease 31(1)(b) $1,283
Consolidation of Aquaculture lease 48(2)(c) $642
Renewal for Class 1 Aquaculture lease 38(1)(b) $642
Renewal for Class 2 Aquaculture lease 38(1)(b) $483
Renewal for Class 3 Aquaculture lease 38(1)(b) $803
Renewal for Class 4 Aquaculture lease 38(1)(b) $483
Subdivision of Aquaculture lease 49(2)(c) $642
Subletting of leased area (1st application) 44(1)  $561
Subletting of leased area (further applications) 44(1) $82
Surrender of Aquaculture lease (1st application) 47(1)(b) $401
Surrender of Aquaculture lease (further applications) 47(1)(b) $82
Part-surrender of Aquaculture lease 47(2)(d) $561
Transfer of Aquaculture lease (1st application) 45(2)(c) $882
Transfer of Aquaculture lease (further applications) 45(2)(c) $82
Transmission of aquaculture lease (1st application) 46(b) $561
Transmission of aquaculture lease (further applications) 46(b) $82
Lease Variation Application 51(6) $160
Fee to obtain certified copy of lease documents 50(1)(a) $82
Replace survey plan or lease map50(3)(c) $82
Request for endorsement51(6)$160

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))
Cl. 64

$240
Broodstock Collection Permit (S. 37(1)(b)) Cl. 64$240
Permit or renewal of permit to gather marine vegetation for commercial purposes Cl. 63(5) $189