Commercial fishing

Apply now for structural adjustment payments

Applications are now open for all stages.

Stage 1: closes 30 June 2024

  • $3,000 grant for independent advice
  • Quota and loss of income payments

Stage 2: closes 30 June 2024

  • Round 2 licence and symbol buyback
  • Gulf of Carpentaria licence and N3 symbol buyback
  • Gulf of Carpentaria gillnet-free areas loss of income payments
  • Great Sandy Marine Park marine aquarium fishery loss of income payments
  • Hammerhead shark loss of income payments
  • Skipper and crew support payments

Stage 3: closes 30 January 2025

  • Supply chain businesses diversification grants
  • Gillnet buyback
  • Gillnet reel boat refit grants

Commercial fishing makes a significant contribution to regional jobs and the state economy. Fisheries Queensland supports sustainable commercial fishing in Queensland.