Fish species which cannot be imported into NSW without a specific permit

This list is from Schedule 3 (Importation of live fish – prohibited species) of the Fisheries Management (General) Regulation 2002.

Illegal import species:

Common name Species Category
African catfish, broadhead catfish, eel catfish Clariidae family A
Roach Rutilus rutilus A
Tench Tinca tinca A
Naked back knifefish Gymnotidae family A
Snakehead Parachanna spp. A
Candiru, pencil catfish Trichomycteridae family A
Pike cichlid Crenicichla spp. A
Tiger catfish Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum A
Electric catfish Malapteruridae family A
Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus A
Freshwater stingray Himantura spp. A
Stickleback Gasterosteidae family A
Bichir Polypteridae family A
Silver catfish, shoulderspot catfish Schilbe spp. A
Redfin perch Perca fluviatilis A
Barcoo grunter Scortum barcoo A
Welchs grunter Bidyanus welchi A
Sooty grunter Hephaestus fuliginosus A
Sleepy cod Oxyeleotris lineolatus A
Hybrid grunter Any hybrid between members of the Terapontidae family A
Atlantic salmon Salmo salar B
Brook trout Salvelinus fontinalis B
Brown trout Salmo trutta B
Rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss B
Barramundi Lates calcarifer B
Marron Cherax tenuimanus A
Redclaw Cherax quadricarinatus A
Abalone Haliotis spp. B

More information on applying for a permit to import live fish

# NOTE: 'Category A' fish are those posing threats to the environment - a full risk assessment is required. 'Category B' fish are those posing potential disease risks - evidence of disease certification is required.