Goldfish are non-indigenous fish which means they are not native. Non-indigenous fish listed under Schedule 6 of the Fisheries Regulation 2008 may be kept in aquariums or above-ground ponds that prevent their escape. Goldfish cannot be released into the wild or used as bait alive or dead. If goldfish are caught in the wild they must not be returned to the water. Penalties of up to $200,000 apply.
- Fisheries Act 1994 and Fisheries Regulation 2008
- Grant, EM, 1997, Grant's Guide To Fishes. EM Grant Pty Limited, Brisbane