Recreational Fishing Licence (RFL) covers, all forms of
recreational fishing in all of Victoria's marine, estuarine
you are exempt, a RFL is required when taking, or attempting
to take, any species of fish by any method including line
fishing, bait collection, gathering shellfish, yabby
fishing, prawning and spear fishing.
You will not need a licence to fish if you are:
- under 18 years
- 70 years of age
or a holder of a :
Affairs Pensioner Card;
Affairs Repatriation Health Card coded (TPI)
Pensioner Concession Card coded either (DSP), (DSP
Blind), (AGE), (AGE Blind) or (CAR)
What happens if I don't have a
will be on patrol to ensure fishers hold a valid licence.
Penalties apply for fishing without a licence.
How do I obtain
You are able to
purchase a license on line, from DPI at this address,
www.dpi.vic.gov.au or from any one of 980 retail
businesses throughout Victoria, including most tackle shops.
A full list can be found
here. Shell Touch Outlets also are able to sell 28
day or 2 day licenses.
How much is a
3 Year License - $66.00
1 Year License - $24.50
28 Day License - $12.00
2 Day License - $6.00
The RFL may be
purchased to come into effect on a future date for up to one
year from the actual date of purchase. A RFL may not be
loaned or transferred to another person.