On 30 January 2018, the Fisheries (Fees, Royalties and Levies) Regulations 2008 will expire. The regulations allow the government to recover some of the costs of providing services to Victoria’s commercial fishers and to set the licence price for recreational fishers. To continue this arrangement, new regulations must be made before 30 January 2018.
With the Victorian Fisheries Authority, the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), has developed proposed new regulations – the Fisheries (Fees, Royalties and Levies) Regulations 2017 – and an associated Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS), which explains the reasons for, and the impact of, the proposed new Regulations.Regulations should be well targeted, effective and appropriate, and should not impose undue burden on Victorian businesses or the broader community. To assist in meeting these criteria, the Minister for Agriculture has released the proposed new Regulations and the RIS for public comment. The proposed Regulations and RIS were informed by a review of the current Regulations undertaken by the former Fisheries Victoria.
Read the proposed Regulations and RIS
How to make a submission
Public consultation on the proposed Regulations and RIS is open from 4 September to 3 October 2017. Feedback will inform the final Fisheries (Fees, Royalties and Levies) Regulations 2017.
Submissions can be made online, by email, or via post. Submissions close 5pm Tuesday, 3 October 2017.
You can make a submission by:
- using the online submission form below
- emailing your submission to FisheriesFRLRegs.RIS@ecodev.vic.gov.au
- posting your submission to:
Fisheries FRL Regulations RIS
c/-Domestic Animals, Fisheries, Forestry and Game Policy
Level 26, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
GPO Box 2392 Melbourne 3001
If you are emailing or posting a submission, you may want to use the feedback form below.
Make an online submission
To make an online submission, you can use the form below to assist you through the key areas of the proposed Regulations. Alternatively, you can just add free text and/or upload your submission in a Word or PDF file at the bottom of the form and hit the 'Submit' button.