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Key info

  • You can apply for or renew a whitebait licence online at Inland Fisheries Service.
  • You must have a licence to go whitebait fishing.
  • You must be 10 years or over to go whitebait fishing.
  • Whitebait recreational fishing needs its own licence, you cannot use other fishing licences.
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    About applying for or renewing a whitebait licence

    You can apply for a whitebait licence from 1 July until 11 November each year (during the whitebait fishing season).

    How to apply or renew

    What you need to apply or renew

    If you want to apply for or renew your licence online you must:

    • provide your contact details
    • provide proof of concession (if applicable)
    • pay a fee.

    If you visit a service centre you must:

    • complete an application form (only available at service centres)
    • provide proof of concession (if applicable)
    • pay a fee.

      Can I apply or renew?

      If you are 10 years or older you can apply for or renew a whitebait licence.

      Proving your identity

      You do not need to prove your identity.

      How much it costs

      Licence typeCost

      One season licence - one junior (14-17 years) one rod

      No fee

      One season licence - one junior (14-17 years) 2 rod

      No fee

      48 hours - one person one rod

      $25

      48 hours - one person 2 rod

      $33

      7 days - one person one rod

      $40.50

      7 days - one person 2 rod

      $48.50

      28 days - one person one rod

      $63.50

      28 days - one person 2 rod

      $71.50

      One season licence - one pensioner one rod

      $44

      One season licence - one pensioner 2 rod

      $52

      One season licence - one senior one rod

      $63.50

      One season licence - one senior 2 rod

      $71.50

      One season licence - one adult one rod

      $79.50

      One season licence - one adult 2 rod

      $96.50

      5 season licence - one pensioner one rod

      $220

      5 season licence - one pensioner 2 rod

      $260.50

      5 season licence - one senior one rod

      $317.50

      5 season licence - one senior 2 rod

      $358

      5 season licence - one adult one rod

      $399

      5 season licence - one adult 2 rod

      $480.50

      Same person 2nd rod (pensioner or senior)

      $8

      Same person 2nd rod (adult)

      $17

      Replacement

      $3.20

      Whitebait

      $34

      Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

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      More Information

      • Aboriginal people do not need fishing licences but must comply with all other fisheries rules, including:
        • bag and possession limits
        • size restrictions, and
        • seasons.

      Please visit the Inland Fisheries Service for more information on applying for or renewing a whitebait licence.