NSW Recreational Fishing Fee

NSW Recreational Fishing Fee

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.

The fees are $7 for three days.

NSW ‘Tweed River Concessional Area’ Recreational Fishing fees are $3.50 for three days.

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

You can purchase your recreational licence:

  • online

  • by calling 1300 369 365 (Visa and Mastercard only)

  • from hundreds of standard and gold agents (refer to table below).

Our local Tackle and Bait stores sell recreational licences.

At the Greenback sign-on desk, fishing recreational licence’s will also be available.


Gold agents are the preferred sellers of the NSW recreational fishing fee receipt. Gold agents do not take commission on fee sales.

If you buy a licence from a gold agent, all money goes to the Recreational Fishing Trusts to be spent on improving recreational fishing.


G Ballina Bait & Fuel 337 River St Ballina 2478
G D.J. & H.E. Gordon Shop 3/122 Dry Dock Rd South Tweed Heads 2486
G * IGA Salt Village SHOP 15 Bells BLVD KINGSCLIFF 2487
G * Watersports Guru 76 Marine Pde Kingscliff 2487
G *Cabarita Beach Pottsville Beach Lions Club Inc Po Box 18 Bogangar 2488
G Pottsville Bait & Tackle Shop 2 16 Philip Street Pottsville Beach 2489

STANDARD AGENTS (take a 5% commission)

S ^ K-Mart Ballina Cnr Fox & Kerr Street Ballina 2478
S Ballina Bait & Tackle Shop 19 Ballina West S/C Pacific Highway BALLINA 2478
S Ballina Visitor Info centre 6 River St Ballina 2478
S Sherian Group Pty Ltd T/A Dave’s Bait Shop Shop 3 271 River Street Ballina 2478
S * Elite Park Management Pacific Parade Lennox Head 2478
S Shell Lennox Head 44-48 Byron St Lennox Head 2478
S * The Buttery Limited 346 Lismore Road Binna Burra 2479
S ^ K-Mart Lismore Cnr Uralba & Brewster St Lismore 2480
S BP Suffolk Park 207 Broken Head Road Suffolk Park 2481
S * Byron Service Station 1 Shirley Street Byron Bay 2481
S * Byron Camping & Disposals Shop 16, Byron Plaza 90 Jonson St Byron Bay 2481
S New Brighton Trading Post 50 River Street New Brighton 2483
S J.H Williams & Sons Distributors 22-24 Wharf St Murwillumbah 2484
S * Mt Warning/Murwillumbah Backpackers 1 Tumbulgum Road Murwillumbah 2484
S * BP Murwillumbah 216 Tweed Valley Way Murwillumbah 2484
S ^ K-Mart Tweed Heads Cnr Pacific Hwy & Kirkwood Rd Tweed Heads South 2486
S * Tweed River Boat Hire PO BOX 6071 PO BOX 6071 Tweed Heads South 2486
S Tweed Tackle & Marine 13 Greenway Dr Tweed Heads South 2486
S * Kingscliff Newsagency 96 Marine Parade Kingscliff 2487
S BP Chinderah 1 Chinderah Bay Drive Chinderah 2487
S * Tweed River Hacienda Holiday Park 37 Chinderah Bay Drive Chinderah 2487
S BP Hastings Point 1 Tweed Coast Road Hastings Point 2489
S * Wazza’s Bait & Tackle 2/4 Coronation Ave Pottsville 2489


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