Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (Fisheries)
Hours: 8:30am- 4:00pm Monday - Friday
A primary responsibility of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is to conserve, sustainably develop and share the use of Western Australia’s aquatic resources and their ecosystems for the benefit of present and future generations.
In Western Australia you need a Fishing From Boat Licence if you are fishing from a boat or using a boat to get to your fishing location. You also need a licence for each of these individually licenced activities; net fishing (haul set and throw), rock lobster, abalone, marron or south-west freshwater angling. Visit www.fish.wa.gov.au for fishing licences as well as access to the latest fishing rules and regulations for WA. This includes size & bag limits, possession limits, seasons and gear restrictions.