The following licences are necessary for all commercial fishing activities in Western Australia.
Registration for Fish Eye Online Services and nomination of online user roles can only be made by downloading and completing forms ET-1 and ET-2 from the list below. Online applications are not currently available. For more information, visit Fish Eye.
Please note the following conditions:
Our online application forms may be amended at any time, it is therefore advisable that they are downloaded and printed as required. Application form T3 can be completed online. See Fish Eye Online Services
for more information.
Once downloaded, the text/format of the form should not be modified as this could make the form invalid.
When completing application forms, please carefully read the instructions provided. Failure to complete all sections of the form could make the application invalid and it may be returned to you.
Stamp duty may be payable with regard to forms T1, T2, T3 and V2. The Office of State Revenue
can provide further details about this and the requirements that must be satisfied before the Director General of the Department of Fisheries can accept these applications.
T: (08) 9262 1100.
Post written application forms with the required fee to:
Department of Fisheries
168-170 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000
For further enquiries:, call (08) 9482 7348 or (08) 9482 7248 (8.30 am - 4.30 pm).
New Online Services
You can now access online services to renew your Commercial Fishing Licence or transfer temporary entitlement. You can also use our Entitlement Exchange Board to advertise the transfer of temporary and permanent entitlement and permanent transfer of an Authorisation.
Renew your Commercial Fishing Licence online
– you will need your application for commercial fishing licence renewal notice and credit card details to use the new payment gateway to pay your renewal fees.
Transfer temporary entitlement online
- if you are a Fish Eye Online Operator you can transfer your temporary entitlement online. You will need your credit card details to use the new payment gateway to pay transfer fees. If you are not a Fish Eye Online Operator and want to transfer temporary entitlement, you can download a form on this page.
Entitlement Exchange Advertising Board
– if you are a licence holder you can advertise the temporary or permanent transfer of an entitlement, and permanent transfer of an Authorisation. Note: public users can view these advertisements.
Note: To use Fish Eye Online Services, you must register with us.