How do I get a fishing license in NSW?

How do I get a NSW fishing Licence?

You ​can apply for a recreational fishing licence online. Once you have your licence, you can access it digitally using your mobile phone or tablet device. You’ll need to have a MyServiceNSW Account and the latest version of the Service NSW app.

Where can I buy a NSW fishing Licence?

There are a number of ways you can purchase your fishing licence fee: Online. By phone: call 1300 369 365 (Visa and Mastercard only) From a fishing fee agent.

More information

  • Wildlife licence.
  • Licence.
  • River.
  • Recreation and national parks.
  • Parks reserves and protected areas.


How much is a NSW fishing license?

Purchasing your recreational fishing licence

$14 for one month. $35 for one year. $85 for three years.

Do seniors need a fishing Licence in NSW?

Please note that Senior’s Cards, Health Care Cards and Repatriation Health Cards will not exempt you from paying the fishing fee. Centrelink advises that only the person who signs the card where it reads “Signature of cardholder” is the holder of that card. … Just take your signed card with you when you go fishing.

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How much is the fine for fishing without a license in NSW?

The fines are hefty, $200 for not having a valid licence and $75 if it is not with or on you when fishing.

Who needs a NSW fishing Licence?

You require a NSW recreational fishing licence to fish in fresh and salt water in NSW unless you are: Under the age of 18. An adult assisting a person under the age of 18 to take a fish using a single rod or to take prawns using a single dip or scoop net.

How many fishing rods can I use in NSW?

A maximum of four rods or lines can be used by any one person at any one time. If any rods or lines are left unattended, they must be clearly marked with the fisher’s name and address or name and boat registration number. A maximum of three hooks or three gangs of hooks can be attached per line.

Is Cheese illegal to fish with?

There is a myth surrounding the use of cheese as bait. … Cheese is not an illegal bait, and with the amount of anglers catching Murray cod on cheese each summer in Wangaratta, there would be dead fish floating everywhere if the other stories were true. I have gutted Murray cod with gold balls in their stomachs.

Do you need a fishing Licence in NSW if your Aboriginal?

This change means that Aboriginal people in NSW do not need to apply for a licence or pay a fee – regardless of whether fishers are fishing from freshwater or saltwater – if they are fishing within the provisions of an Aboriginal cultural fisher under the Act and its Regulations.

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Who is exempt from a NSW fishing Licence?

There are few exemptions where a fishing licence isn’t necessary, according to the NSW Government Department of Primary Industries. These include: Being a person under the age of 18, or an adult assisting a minor fishing using a single rod or catching prawns with a scoop net. An aboriginal person.

Can I take someone fishing on my Licence?

During Take a Friend Fishing anglers will be able to register for a free one day Environment Agency Fishing Licence to take a friend, family member or colleague fishing.

Do I have a NSW fishing Licence?

When fishing in NSW waters, both freshwater and saltwater, you’re legally required to pay a recreational fishing fee and carry the receipt showing payment. You can renew your 1 or 3 year recreational fishing licence online. Recreational fishing licences are available as a digital licence.

How do I get a rod Licence?

You must apply online.

  1. Licence sales and extensions. Telephone: 0344 800 5386. Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm (except public holidays) …
  2. Environment Agency. Telephone: 03708 506 506. …
  3. Licence sales and extensions. Telephone: 0344 800 5386. …
  4. Environment Agency.

How many crab traps can you have in NSW?

No more than one crab trap can be used or be in the possession of a person at any time. A buoy, not less than 10cm diameter set above the surface of the water, must be attached to the crab trap.

Do you need a fishing Licence in Australia?

Each state and territory has its own fishing regulation system, so there’s no national Australian fishing licence as such. Not all Australian states require you to purchase a recreational fishing license. …

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