Fisheries Queensland recognises charter fishing as a distinct fishing activity with social and economic benefits. Charter fishing is a tourism-based sector operating throughout the state, promoted as one of Queensland’s ‘things to do’.
Charter fishing operators take paying passengers on fishing trips, including:
- spear fishing
- game fishing
- tag-and-release fishing
- demersal (bottom) reef fishing
- guided fishing.
All charter operations in offshore waters are required to be licenced under fisheries legislation.
Charter fishing licence
Apply for, or transfer, a charter fishing licence
Charter fishing logbook
Logbook requirements for charter fishing operators
Charter fishing industry opportunities
Project to identify opportunities to help grow the industry
Commercial and charter fishing grants
To support projects and programs that encourage or promote behaviour change, industry modernisation, best practice and innovation