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 both the safe use of waterways and the sustainability of our fisheries resources.

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

Recreational fishing rules

You can view the Queensland recreational fishing rules online .

If you would like further information on the recreational fishing rules (including size, take and possession limits) call our Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23.

To report suspected illegal fishing activities in Queensland call the Fishwatch hotline on 1800 017 116.

Contacting the patrol

Officers are based along the Queensland coast as well as inland and at the Gulf of Carpentaria.

Location Address Telephone Fax

Airlie Beach
(services Bowen)

PO Box 851, Airlie Beach Qld 4802
Combined Marine Operations Base, Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach
(07) 4946 7003 (07) 4946 5186
Bundaberg
(services Gladstone)
PO Box 1143, Bundaberg Qld 4670
Enterprise Street, Bundaberg
(07) 4131 5817 (07) 4131 5829

Cairns
(services Thursday Island)

PO Box 7453, Cairns Qld 4870
38-40 Tingira Street, Portsmith, Cairns, 4870
(07) 4035 0700 (07) 4035 1603
Gold Coast PO Box 981, Southport Qld 4215
40-44 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach, 4217
(07) 5635 6900 (07) 5635 6902
Hervey Bay Buccaneer Avenue, Urangan Qld 4655 (07) 4125 3989 (07) 4128 9936
Ingham PO Box 1213, Ingham Qld 4850
7 Haig Street, Ingham
(07) 4776 1611 (07) 4776 3637
Karumba PO Box 70, Karumba Qld 4891
8 Palmer Street, The Point, Karumba
(07) 4745 9142 (07) 4745 9338
Kingaroy
(services Longreach)
PO Box 23, Kingaroy Qld 4610
J.Bjelke Petersen Research Station
124 Goodger Road
Kingaroy Qld 4610
(07) 4160 0700 (07) 4160 0760
Mackay PO Box 668, Mackay Qld 4740
DPI&F Building, Tennyson Street, Mackay
(07) 4967 0724 (07) 4951 3004
Mooloolaba PO Box 199, Mooloolaba Qld 4557
Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba
(07) 5444 4599 (07) 5444 2653
Noosa PO Box 20, Tewantin Qld 4565
Russell Street, Noosaville
(07) 5449 7555 (07) 5449 7276
Pinkenba (Brisbane) PO Box 10, Pinkenba Qld 4008
Marine Operations Base, MacArthur Avenue East, Pinkenba
(07) 3330 4210 (07) 3330 4221
Port Douglas PO Box 412, Port Douglas Qld 4877
Ashford Avenue, Port Douglas
(07) 4099 5160 (07) 4099 5172
Redlands PO Box 327, Cleveland Qld 4163
26-40 Delancey Street, Cleveland
(07) 3825 0445 (07) 3286 3094
Townsville 9-15 Langton Street, Garbutt Qld 4814(07) 3330 4536 (07) 3330 4563
Warwick Hermitage Research Station, 604 Yangan Road, Warwick Qld 4370 (07) 4660 3666 (07) 4660 3669
Weipa PO Box 360, Weipa Qld 4874
Kerr Point Road, Evans Landing, Weipa
(07) 4069 8114 (07) 4069 7404
Yeppoon
(services Gladstone)
PO Box 927, Yeppoon Qld 4703
John Howes Drive, Rosslyn Bay
(07) 4933 6404 (07) 4933 6359

Further information

Last updated 23 June 2016