Fisheries

Structural adjustment payments: round 1 applications close 15 March 2024

Important: holders of a primary commercial fishing licence with an N1, N2 or N4 symbol who want to surrender their licence or their C1, L1, L2, L3, N11, RQ, S, SM, T1, T2, T5, T6, T7, T8 or T9 symbol must apply for the round 1 payment by 15 March 2024.

Need help with your application or want to talk to someone about your business? Access free and confidential financial counselling services in southern Queensland or northern Queensland, or call 1300 771 741.

Eligible commercial licence holders affected by the phase-out of gillnets on the Great Barrier Reef or Great Sandy Marine Park rezoning can now apply for structural adjustment payments. This includes a $3,000 grant to help with the cost of independent financial or legal advice.

Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority (QRIDA) will assess all structural adjustment applications and administer payments.

  • Structural adjustment payment applications:
    • close 30 April 2024.
  • Payment to surrender licences and symbols applications:
    • round 1 closes 15 March 2024
    • round 2 closes 30 April 2024.

Find out more or apply online with QRIDA or call 1800 623 946.

Note: N1, N2, N4 and S symbols are no longer valid from 1 January 2024.

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