Schedule of Aquaculture Fees 2018/2019

The following schedule is effective from 1 July 2018 until 30 June 2019. From 1 July 2019 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) $316
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class C) 6(1) $477
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class D) 6(1) $793
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class E) 6(1) $634
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class F) 6(1) $477
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class G) 6(1) $793
Aquaculture Permit Application (Class H) 6(1) $793
Multiple applications (each additional class of permit) 6(2) $158
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)

$158
$238
$396
$317 
$79
HQAS Accreditation
Triennial audit fee
Compliance audit
Replacement accreditation certificate
Admin Fee
Admin Fee
Admin Fee
Admin Fee
$255
$255
$510
$26

Annual lease/permit fees

Description Clause / SectionFee
Annual Permit Contribution fee14(1) $554
Annual Research Contribution (lease-based)
Class A or B permits, per hectare (or part of hectare)
16(1) $45
Annual Research Contribution (land-based)
Class C, E or F permits, flat fee
16(1) $158
Annual Research Contribution (land-based)
Class D or H permits, per hectare (or part of hectare)
16(1)
16(1)
$34
$158 (minimum)
Lease rental (per hectare or part of a hectare)
Minimum Rent for leased area
40(1)
40(1)
$59
$158

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) $793
Application for Class 2 Aquaculture lease 31(1)(b) $793
Application for Class 3 Aquaculture lease 31(1)(b) $793
Application for Class 4 Aquaculture lease 31(1)(b) $1,267
Consolidation of Aquaculture lease 48(2)(c) $634
Renewal for Class 1 Aquaculture lease 38(1)(b) $634
Renewal for Class 2 Aquaculture lease 38(1)(b) $477
Renewal for Class 3 Aquaculture lease 38(1)(b) $793
Renewal for Class 4 Aquaculture lease 38(1)(b) $477
Subdivision of Aquaculture lease 49(2)(c) $634
Subletting of leased area (1st application) 44(1)  $554
Subletting of leased area (further applications) 44(1) $81
Surrender of Aquaculture lease (1st application) 47(1)(b) $396
Surrender of Aquaculture lease (further applications) 47(1)(b) $81
Part-surrender of Aquaculture lease 47(2)(d) $554
Transfer of Aquaculture lease (1st application) 45(2)(c) $871
Transfer of Aquaculture lease (further applications) 45(2)(c) $81
Transmission of aquaculture lease (1st application) 46(b) $554
Transmission of aquaculture lease (further applications) 46(b) $81
Lease Variation Application 51(6) $158
Fee to obtain certified copy of lease documents 50(1)(a) $81
Replace survey plan or lease map 50(3)(c) $81

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. 64
CI. 98(d) (Gen Reg)

$237
$395
Broodstock Collection Permit (S. 37(1)(b)) Cl. 64$237
Oyster Spat Collection Permit (S. 37(1)(b)) Cl. 64$237
Marine Vegetation Permit
(gather marine vegetation for commercial purposes)
Cl. 63(5) $187
Aquarium Collection or Aquarium Educational Permit (S. 37(1)(c)) CI. 98(c) (Gen Reg) $187
Permits under Part 7 of the FM Act 1994
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(4)
(Gen Reg)


Cl. 258(8) (Gen Reg)

$177
$177
$413
$1,478
$3,841
$73
Scientific Collection Permit (research) CI. 98(b) (Gen Reg) $395
Electro-fishing Permit (research) Cl. 73(5) (Gen Reg) $354

Amendment of miscellaneous permits

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