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Permanent Transfer Application
for Fishing Concessions
This form should be completed to transfer Statutory Fishing Rights
(SFRs) or other concessions in the following fisheries:
• Bass Strait Central Zone Scallop (SCA)
• Eastern Tuna and Billfish (ETBF)
• Heard Island and McDonald Islands (HIMI)
• Macquarie Island Toothfish (MIT)
• Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF)
• Shark and Deepwater Species (SDW)
• Small Pelagic Fishery (SPF)
• Southern and Eastern Scalefish and Shark (SESS)
• Southern Bluefin Tuna (SBT)
• Southern Squid Jig (SQJ)
• Western Tuna and Billfish (WTBF).
Note: All levies and charges relating to the concessions being
transferred must be paid prior to transfer.
All logbooks and Catch Disposal Records need to be returned to
AFMA before the transfer.
Fees may apply for this service. Please refer to the schedule of fees
listed on the AFMA website www.afma.gov.au or contact AFMA
licensing on 1300 723 621.
What you need to do
1) The current SFR/concession owner(s) and the proposed
SFR/concession owner(s) must complete this form and make
sure it is signed and dated by both parties. The checklist on
page 2 must also be completed to show the documents being
submitted with this form.
2) Complete the appropriate Attachment form for the relevant
fisheries being transferred. Attachment forms are available from
www.afma.gov.au or by contacting AFMA Direct 1300 723 621.
3) Post or fax this completed form along with the attachment(s) to:
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
Canberra Business Centre ACT 2610
Fax: (02) 6225 5426
Note: You must post your original Certificate of Ownership.
Who can sign this form?
Trading Name – All individual or corporate owners of a trading
name must be specified as the applicants and all sign this form.
Companies – A company may sign in any manner (including under
seal) authorised by s127 of the Corporations Act 2001.
Co-Holders – If the concession is in more than one name
(partnership or otherwise), all holders must sign this form. If there
are more than two holders please attach and date a separate sheet.
Powers of Attorney – If a party signs under a Power of Attorney
the attorney must state ‘Signed for (name of principal) by
his/her/their/its attorney (name of attorney) pursuant to Power of
Attorney Register number (number or date if not required to be
registered in that State) who states that he/she has no notice of the
revocation of the power’. A copy of the registered power should
accompany this form.
Trusts – The beneficial interests in any trust will not be recognised
by AFMA (see s47 FM Act). A Trustee may only sign and date this
form as the legal owner in their own right.
AFMA Direct 1300 723 621 www.afma.gov.au Protecting our fishing future
PART A – Current SFR/concession
Name(s) of current SFR/concession owner(s)
Client Service Charter
In relation to services that AFMA provide to our industry clients, we
will process routine applications for leases, transfers and other
dealings affecting fishing concessions within seven days of receipt,
subject to you supplying us with everything we need to complete
the transaction and to clearance being obtained from other State
licensing authorities, where relevant.
The Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is authorised to
collect the information provided on this form under the Fisheries Management
Act 1991. Information is collected pursuant to our data collection functions
under the Fisheries Administration Act 1991 (section 7).
Consistent with AFMA’s objectives and/or functions and/or powers, the
information provided may be disclosed to:
• Australian, State and Territory governments and agencies involved in the
enforcement of law;
• Australian and International fisheries research and management
• foreign governments in support of domestic and international obligations
in relation to fisheries management,research and compliance.
For more information about privacy please contact AFMA on 1300 723 621.
Name of boat
Note: A business name is not necessarily a legal entity. A business
name is either owned by a person, persons, or a company.
Which fishing season does
this transaction apply to?
Note: If you need more space for any of your answers,
please attach a separate sheet with the details.
ABN: 81 098 497 517