Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol

The Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol (QBFP) enforces fisheries and boating safety laws through surveillance and inspection, as well as undertaking related education with industry and community groups.

With over 245,000 recreational and 13,000 commercial vessels in use, compliance with laws is necessary to ensure the safe use of waterways and the sustainability of our fisheries resources.

QBFP implements and enforces compliance with Queensland's fishing rules and regulations. Managing compliance in Queensland's fisheries (PDF, 1.3MB) outlines how they achieve optimal compliance.

Recreational fishing rules

  • View the fishing rules
  • Download the ‘Qld Fishing 2.0 app’ via the App Store or Google Play
  • Call 13 25 23

Report illegal fishing

Contact the patrol

Phone us on 13 25 23 or find contact details below.

LocationAddress Opening Hours

Airlie Beach
(services Bowen)

PO Box 2851, Cannonvale Qld 4802
Combined Marine Operations Base, Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach
Monday - Friday
9.00am to 2.30pm
By appointment only
Bundaberg PO Box 1143, Bundaberg Qld 4670
16-32 Enterprise Street, Bundaberg
By appointment only


PO Box 7453, Cairns Qld 4870
38-40 Tingira Street, Portsmith, Cairns, 4870
By appointment only
Gold Coast PO Box 981, Southport Qld 4215
40-44 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, 4217
Monday - Friday
9.00am to 4.00pm 
By appointment only 
Gladstone PO Box 5003, Gladstone 4680
7 Leo Zussino Drive, Gladstone, 4680
By appointment only
Hervey Bay 1 Buccaneer Drive, Urangan Qld 4655 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9.00am to 3.00pm
By appointment only 
Ingham PO Box 1213, Ingham Qld 4850
7 Haig Street, Ingham
9.00am to 1.00pm
Other days by
appointment only 
Karumba PO Box 70, Karumba Qld 4891
8 Palmer Street, The Point, Karumba
By appointment only
Kingaroy PO Box 23, Kingaroy Qld 4610
J.Bjelke Petersen Research Station
214 Goodger Road
Kingaroy Qld 4610
By appointment only
Mackay PO Box 668, Mackay Qld 4740
30 Tennyson Street, Mackay
By appointment only
Mooloolaba PO Box 199, Mooloolaba Qld 4557
18-20 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba
By appointment only
Noosa PO Box 20, Tewantin Qld 4565
2 Russell Street, Noosaville
By appointment only
Pinkenba (Brisbane) PO Box 10, Pinkenba Qld 4008
Marine Operations Base, MacArthur Avenue East, Pinkenba
By appointment only
Port Douglas PO Box 412, Port Douglas Qld 4877
9 Ashford Avenue, Port Douglas
By appointment only
Redlands PO Box 327, Cleveland Qld 4163
26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland
By appointment only
Townsville PO Box 1085, Townsville, Qld, 4810
17 Langton Street, Garbutt Qld 4814
Monday - Thursday
9.00am to 4.00pm 
By appointment only 
Warwick Hermitage Research Station, 604 Yangan Road, Warwick Qld 4370 By appointment only
Weipa PO Box 360, Weipa Qld 4874
Kerr Point Road, Evans Landing, Weipa
By appointment only
Yeppoon PO Box 84, Yeppoon Qld 4703
John Howes Drive, Rosslyn Bay
Tuesday – Friday
9.30am to 4.00pm
By appointment only