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When fishing in NSW waters, both freshwater and saltwater, you're legally required to pay a recreational fishing fee and carry the receipt showing payment. You can renew your 1 to 3 year recreational fishing licence online.

Recreational fishing licences are available as a digital licence. You can view, show, update, and renew your recreational fishing fee, on the Service NSW mobile app. To find out more about digital licences, see Get started with digital licences.

Renew online
  • your licence number or your renewal number
  • a valid credit card to pay the renewal fee.
Renew online
  1. Select the 'Renew online' button.
  2. Select 'Next'.
  3. Enter your licence and renewal number as shown on your renewal notice. (If you don't have your renewal number, select 'Don't have?' and enter your name, birth date and postcode.)
  4. Select 'Next'.
  5. Confirm the details of your licence.
  6. Enter your payment details.
  7. Read and confirm the declaration.
Renew online

You must pay the recreational fishing fee unless you're:

  • under the age of 18
  • an adult helping a person under the age of 18 to take a fish using a single rod, or to take prawns using a single dip or scoop net
  • a person fishing in a private dam with a surface area of 2 hectares or less
  • an Aboriginal person, or
  • the holder of any of the following:
    • Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card
    • Pensioner Concession Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA)
    • DVA Gold Card endorsed 'Totally and Permanently Incapacitated'
    • DVA Gold Card endorsed 'Extreme Disablement Adjustment'
    • a letter from the DVA stating that you receive a disability pension of 70% or higher, or an intermediate pension.
  • holders of Seniors Cards, Health Care Cards and Repatriation Health Cards are not exempt from paying the fishing fee.
Renew online
  • Recreational fishing licences are available as a digital licence. You can view, show, update, and renew your recreational fishing fee, on the Service NSW mobile app.

To make sure that you have all the information and documentation you need to complete this transaction, please visit Department of Primary Industries.

Renew online

For online or phone transactions, you can pay with:

  • credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express).

Please note that you may need to pay a merchant fee when paying by credit card.

Renew online

Need help?

We’re happy to help you with this transaction.

Feel free to call us on 13 77 88 or visit a service centre

Source url: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/renew-recreational-fishing-licence