When fishing in NSW waters, both freshwater and saltwater, you'll need to carry a receipt showing your payment of the Recreational Fishing Fee. This applies when spear fishing, hand lining, hand gathering, trapping, bait collecting and prawn netting or when in possession of fishing gear in, on or near these waters. You can apply for a Recreational Fishing Licence online.
Once you have your fishing licence you can access it digitally using your mobile phone or tablet device. You'll need to have a MyServiceNSW account and the latest version of the Service NSW app. Then you'll need to link your MyService NSW Account to the Department of Primary Industries.Apply online