Spearfishing, spear guns and underwater breathing apparatus

Spearfishing and spear guns are permitted in some tidal waters (for waters closed to spearfishing see Closed waters - tidal waters). A power head is not permitted other than for defence against sharks.

The use of underwater breathing apparatus other than a snorkel is not permitted when taking fish, whether by spear, spear gun, hand or any other means.

Spearfishing for barramundi is prohibited between 6 pm and 6 am.

Last updated 28 February 2013