Licensing and quota management forms

Have you considered using GoFish?

GoFish is AFMA’s online Licensing and Quota Managment facility, developed with industry representatives.

GoFish gives you information in real time as well as being a cheaper alternative to submitting paper based application forms.

With GOFish, you can:

  • lease and transfer your fishing concessions
  • nominate a boat to your fishing concession
  • view quota and catch information
  • receive messages from AFMA
  • keep your contact details up to date

Visit our GoFish page for more information.

Licensing and quota management forms

The following forms can be used to register your licensing transactions with AFMA, to nominate a boat to your concessions as well as various other Licensing and Quota Management functions. Fees may apply for registration and are required to be paid before the registration can be processed.

Go to our fee for service arrangements page to view the complete list of licensing and quota management fees.

Seasonal lease and permanent transfer applications forms 
Code Form
LC Seasonal Lease Application
TC Permanent Transfer Application (PDF, 105kb)
Seasonal lease and permanent transfer attachments
Code Attachments
ETBF Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery
MIT Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery
NPF Northern Prawn Fishery
SBT Southern Bluefin Tuna
SCA Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery
SDW Shark and Deepwater Species
SESS Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery
SPF Small Pelagic Fishery
SQJ Southern Squid Jig Fishery
HIMI Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery
WTBF Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery
Boat Nomination - Statutory Fishing Rights (SFRs) and Fishing Permits Application form
Code Form
BN Boat Nomination – Statutory Fishing Rights and Fishing Permits (PDF)
Boat Nomination - Statutory Fishing Rights (SFRs) and Fishing Permits attachments
Code Attachment
BN-SESS Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark Fishery (PDF, 65kb)
BN-ETBF Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (PDF, 87kb)
BN-WTBF Western Tuna and Billfish Fishery (PDF, 48kb)
BN-MIT Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery (PDF, 47kb)
BN-NPF Northern Prawn Fishery (PDF, 46kb)
BN-SCA Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop Fishery (PDF, 42kb)
BN-SDW Shark and Deepwater Species (PDF, 49kb)
BN-HIMI Heard Island and McDonald Islands Fishery (PDF, 51kb)
BN-SPF Small Pelagic Fishery (PDF, 565kb)
BN- SQJ Southern Squid Jig Fishery (PDF, 41kb)
BN-HS High Seas (PDF, 47kb)
BN-SBT Southern Bluefin Tuna Fishery (PDF, 51kb)
DNID Data Network Identifier Download Agreement (PDF, 324kb)
Data Network Identifier Download Agreement (Word, 96kb)
IDA Inmarsat Distress Alert Contact Details form (PDF, 322kb)
Inmarsat Distress Alert Contact Details form (Word, 103kb)
Other licensing and quota management forms 
Code Form
CF  Client Form
FR Application for fish receiver permit (PDF, 99kb)
Application to receive Southern Bluefin Tuna (PDF, 48kb)
FP1 Application for fishing permit (PDF, 730kb)
PP Application for a Port Permit (PDF, 409kb)
Application for a Port Permit (Word, 151kb)
Port Access Guidelines (Word, 400kb)
Port Access Guidelines (PDF, 944kb)
TP Application for Transfer of Fishing Permits (PDF, 105kb)
HS1 HS1 – Application for high seas fishing permit (PDF, 536kb)
AA Authorised Agent Nomination form (PDF, 300kb)
AGR Application for GOFish Registration (PDF, 227kb)
GOFish Licensing Agent Permissions Form (PDF, 89kb)
SC Notification of surrender (PDF, 71kb)
SP1 Application for scientific permit (PDF, 122kb)
Northern Prawn Fishery Export to US – Summary Form (PDF, 43kb)
FAO Species Codes (PDF, 2.3MB)

European Community (EC) catch certificates

EC Catch Certificates are required for export of Commonwealth species to Member States of the European Union. To be vaildated by AFMA.

EC catch certificates
Form Description
EC Catch Certificate (PDF, 44kb) For vessels = or > 12m without towed gear, OR = or > 8m with towed gear, OR with a superstructure, OR = or > measured 20 GT (no fee)
EC Catch Certificate – simplified (PDF, 16kb) For vessels < 12m without towed gear, OR < 8m with towed gear, OR without a superstructure, OR of < measured 20 GT (no fee)
Appendix 1. EC Transport details (PDF, 7kb) To submit to Member State of EU with CCSBT catch documentation for export of SBT – does not require AFMA approval. Advice on the requirements of the EC regulation is available in the Australian Government, AQIS Market Advice (December 2009) on the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) website. Instructions on how to complete a catch certificate is provided in the ‘Handbook on the practical application of Council Regulation (EC) No. 1005/2008’  (PDF, 260kb) available from the Globefish website.

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