Public Register of Fishing Authorities

Queensland’s fisheries resources are a publicly owned resource. For transparency and accountability, DAF allow members of the public to inspect the register of authorities. You may wish to inspect the register if you are buying a fishing licence, need information for a court case or tribunal matter, or are generally interested in how fisheries resources are being used.

However, there are rules that govern what type of information we provide. In general, we can’t give some private information, such as certain contact details, or information about where an individual actually catches fish.

There are other details, for example postal addresses of authority holders, that are not shown in this site but may be available by contacting the Licensing Unit through the Department's Business Information Centre on 13 25 23.

Licences & Permits

If you are considering purchasing a licence, you may wish to look at the details of the licence, in which case, this section will be useful. If you are seeking information in order to decide whether or not to enter a fishery, it's advisable that you also contact Licensing and ask whether there are any investment warnings current for the particular fishery, or if there are likely to be management changes made in the near future. If your interest is in permits that have been issued, you can view the permit details, including conditions.


If you are considering buying quota from a current licence holder, you may wish to check an individual’s, or company’s quota holding to ensure they have adequate quota to transfer.

Standard Reports

View Reports

If you are looking for summary information, rather than details on specific individuals, companies or authorities, this section will be useful. It provides details on how many fishery symbols there are and also tracks overall quota usage for a given year

You can also use QFish to examine, analysis and map data held by Fisheries Queensland.

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