As a requirement of the Victorian government all anglers, including clients on fishing charter vessels, are required to obtain a Recreational Fishing Licence prior to their charter.

A licence can be purchased from more than 950 retail businesses throughout Victoria including Kmart, Myer, Ray’s Outdoors and most retail fishing tackle stores. In Queenscliff, licences can be purchased from the local milk bar and post office.

Alternatively, a licence can be purchased online directly from the Department of Primary Industries via the link below.

The following licences are available and prices are current as of Sept 2018:

3 year:$103.95 ($5.50 saving if purchased online)
1 year:$38.40 ($2.30 saving if purchased online)
28 day:$21.85
3 day:$10.00

Purchase a fishing licence online:

Note: You will need a printer to print off your licence receipt.

Exemptions from RFL:

You will not need a Victorian Recreational Fishing Licence if you:

  • are under 18 years of age, or 70 years and over
  • are the holder of a Victorian Seniors Card
  • receive a Commonwealth Age Pension, Invalid Pension, Totally and Permanently Incapacitated Pension, or a Service Pension

Want more information?

For more information on Victorian Recreational Fishing Licences, please click here.