Purchasing your recreational fishing licence

The fees are:

  • $7 for three days
  • $14 for one month
  • $35 for one year
  • $85 for three years

You can purchase your recreational fishing licence instore

There are several exemptions from paying the recreational fishing licence fee. Read the Department of Primary Industries Recreational fishing licence fee exemptions page for more information on these.

Recreational fishing licence

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
  • prawn netting
  • in possession of fishing gear in, on or adjacent to waters