Fishing fee coordination and payment network


Partner Organisation





RFFTEC/RFSTEC meeting expenses

The Recreational Fishing Saltwater and Freshwater Trust Expenditure Committees (RFSTEC and RFFTEC) are advisory sub-committees of the Ministerial Recreational Fishing NSW Advisory Council (RFNSW) that review applications for funding and make recommendations on priorities for expenditure from the Recreational Fishing Trusts.


DPI (on behalf of RFFTEC & RFSTEC)

SW $36,400

FW $36,400

SW $37,300

FW $37,300

SW $38,200

FW $38,200

Recreational Fishing Trust Executive Officer

The officer is responsible for the overall coordination and financial management of the Recreational Fishing Trusts to facilitate a transparent and accountable Trust system, on behalf of the recreational fishing community. This includes implementation of good governance processes to ensure collection and transfer of licence revenue to the Trusts, disbursement of funds to Trust projects and ensuring quality delivery of project outcomes to improve recreational fishing.



SW $256,560

SW $262,973

SW $269,548

Recreational Fishing NSW (RFNSW) consultation and meeting expenses

RFNSW advises the Minister for Primary Industries on recreational fishery policy issues including maintaining and improving the quality of recreational fishing opportunities.


DPI (on behalf of RFNSW)

SW $63,910

FW $27,390

SW $64,750

FW $27,750

SW $65,590

FW $28,110

Recreational Fishing Facilities and Grants Management

To target angler identified gaps in fishing facilities throughout NSW, including fishing platforms, fish cleaning facilities and waterway access infrastructure. To provide support to the Trust Executive Officer for financial and auditing management of Trust programs to ensure timely and quality service delivery. The role provides quality advice to the public on all Trust enquiries and application development.



SW $169,430

FW $18,825

SW $173,620

FW $19,291

SW $177,916

FW $19,768

Recreational Fishing Trust grants administration program – supporting the delivery of Trust funded projects

To improve the delivery and performance of Recreational Fishing Trust funded projects by assigning essential resourcing to grants administration and management. The position facilitates funding agreements to applicants, receives milestone reports and final reports, processes project invoices and purchase orders for Trust grants etc. It is an integral position of the Trust management team to facilitate effective governance controls including audits and monitoring to maintain and improve the standard of project delivery and accountability across all Trust funded projects.



SW $142,337

SW $145,770

SW $149,290

Recreational Fisher Licence Research Database (tender administered by NSW DPI)

This project involves data entry of fishers’ details from 1 and 3-year paper fishing licences by an external consultant onto the Recreational Angling database for research and management purposes. Angler details on paper licences sold at fishing tackle stores are required to be data entered which enables electronic transfer of this data to the main database of licence holders. The data is used to send out licence renewal notices but is also in angler research surveys. This data entry project includes data validation and duplication checks of the paper licence information.


DPI (external contractor with tender administered by NSW DPI)

SW $38,500

FW $16,500

SW $35,000

FW $15,000

SW $31,500

FW $13,500

Recreational Fishing Fee Renewal Notice System

Involves an efficient licence renewal notice system (via external contractor) to provide opportunity for recreational fishers to renew their fee when it expires. The notice gets sent out to around 250,000 licence holders per year and has a range of licence payment options to make it convenient for fishers to renew their licence.


DPI (external contractor with tender administered by NSW DPI)

SW $86,000

FW $36,850

SW $86,000

FW $36,850

SW $86,000

FW $36,850

Recreational Fishing Licensing (Fee) project – facilitating fishing licences for fishers

Provides for the safe and secure collection of recreational fishing licences fees (public money) which are deposited into the Recreational Fishing Trusts on a daily basis. It provides a convenient payment network for anglers using a variety of methods such as a dedicated webpage, sales agents (fishing tackle stores etc) throughout NSW, BPAY, automated telephone, and even mail. It caters for all types of anglers. There is 1) an electronic sales platform provided by Service NSW - Government Licensing Service (GLS) which DPI uses to manage electronic licences and 2) a manual payment system of agents run exclusively by DPI.



SW $1,056,291

FW $452,000

SW $1,088,347

FW $466,000

SW $1,113,531

FW $476,000

Recreational Fishing Licensing – Government Licensing Service (GLS) fees

This project provides for payment of licence transaction fees to Service NSW for recreational fishing licences processed through the Government Licensing Service database platform. The GLS platform is utilised by DPI and other government agencies to provide a convenient payment network for the recreational fishing licence and transfer of revenue into the Recreational Fishing Trusts. This application covers transaction fees payable to GLS on a quarterly basis.


DPI (transaction fees payable to Service NSW)

SW $525,000

FW $225,000

SW $542,500

FW $232,500

SW $560,000

FW $240,000

Inland fishing services for anglers - co-ordinates grants for Dollar-for-Dollar stocking and Fuel Cards, RFFTEC and associated sub groups and develops fishing policies and regulations, to enhance fishing opportunities

This project co-ordinates Trust funded fishing grants for community fuel cards and the Dollar-for-Dollar native fishing stocking program. It also coordinates the running of RFFTEC and its various subgroups such as the Fuel Card Evaluation Panel, Gaden Hatchery Management Advisory Committee, as well as the Snow Lakes Working Group and Trout Allocation Committee. The program also plays a key role in developing fishing strategies and plans to enhance fishing access and amenity.



FW $194,256

FW $199,412

FW $204,684

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