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Boating and fishing

  • Recreational fishing

    Find out about rules and regulations, reporting illegal fishing, dam fishing and permits and different fish species.

  • Commercial fishing

    Find out about licences, permits and quotas, different types of fisheries, and commercial fishing in the Torres Strait.

  • Boating and licences

    Find out about boating and jet ski licences, how to register a boat or ship, buying a new boat, and boating and jet ski safety.

  • Shark control program

    Learn about how the Shark Control Program reduces the threat of shark attack in particular locations.

White spot in Queensland

Help protect our natural waterways. If you use prawns as bait make sure they’re Australian wild-caught. Find out more about the right type of bait to use when you go fishing.

Boating and fishing contacts

Contact us about illegal fishing, marine incidents, pollution, poisoning, boating licences and safety, ramps and vessel standards.

Net-free fishing zones

Find information on the net-free fishing zones in Queensland, including maps of the boundaries.

Report illegal fishing

Call 1800 017 116

Tide information

Find information about tides in your area and tidal predictions.

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Last updated
19 September 2017
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