Recreational Fishing Information for the Australian Capital Territory


Recreational fishing licences are not required in the ACT, but you must comply with the Fisheries Act 2000, which aims to sustainably manage our fish populations. Fisheries Act infringementsmay be issued for breaches of the Act.

When fishing in NSW waters, both freshwater and saltwater, you are required by law to pay the NSW Recreational Fishing Fee and carry a receipt showing the payment of the fee. This applies when spear fishing, hand lining, hand gathering, trapping, bait collecting and prawn netting or when in possession of fishing gear in, on or adjacent to waters.

For more information visit the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development website.