Legislation and Regulations
Fisheries Victoria administers the following Act and Regulations on behalf on the Minister for Agriculture and Food Security:
- Fisheries Act 1995;
- Fisheries Regulations 2009; and
- Fisheries (Fees, Royalties and Levies) Regulations 2008.
Fisheries Act 1995
Provides the legislative framework for the regulation, management and conservation of Victorian fisheries including aquatic habitats.
Fisheries Regulations 2009
Provides for the control and management of fisheries in Victoria on a sustainable basis and provides for any other matters authorised to be prescribed in the Fisheries Act 1995.
Fisheries (Fees, Royalties and Levies) Regulations 2008
Prescribe the fees, royalties and levies payable in respect of commercial fishery licences, individual quota units, recreational fishery licences, permits and boat registrations under the Fisheries Act 1995 and other provisions relating to those fees, royalties and levies.
Links to the legislation and Regulations can be found here. Fisheries Victoria regularly reviews the Act and Regulations to ensure that they remain current and easy to follow and to reduce regulatory burden.
Under Section 152 of the Fisheries Act 1995 a Fisheries Notice can be used to implement a range of different fisheries management measures.
All Fisheries Notices that are currently in place can be found at Fisheries Notices.