Before deciding to go fishing in either freshwater or saltwater systems a fishing license is required in a majority of cases. In Victoria Australia, a fishing license is quite cheap and can be bought without having to sit a test.
A fishing license can be bought from VFA (Victorian Fisheries Authority) online for your convenience. Licenses can also be bought for various durations including:
- 3 days ($10 AUD)
- 28 days ($21.20 AUD)
- 1 year ($34.95 AUD)
- 3 years ($95.40 AUD)
Shorter license durations are great for beginners or tourists to get a taste of Victorian fishing. While lengthy durations are great for hobbyists who go fishing more often. Longer duration licenses also provide for some great savings.
Not everyone does require a fishing license. If you’re under the age of 18 or over 70 years old a license won’t be required and you can fish as much as you want. Happy days.
Where do the funds go from our fishing license?
One of the great things about purchasing a fishing license is that the funds go back into programs and initiatives to improve fishing in Victorian waterways.
These funds help to improve and maintain infrastructure including jetties, boat ramps, and establishment of new reefs. Also, funding for fish stocking in both freshwater and marine systems.