Aquaculture Standard Conditions Policy 2019

Public consultation is currently open on the draft Aquaculture (Standard Lease and Licence Conditions) Policy 2019.

About the Policy

Following consultation with key industry sectors and other stakeholders, the draft Aquaculture (Standard Lease and Licence Conditions) Policy 2019 has been developed to provide a more flexible and contemporary framework and to simplify the regulatory environment for aquaculture operators.

The draft Policy aims to encourage aquaculture development, by simplifying, standardising and clarifying lease and licence conditions across aquaculture sectors. It will also improve transparency and equity for the aquaculture industry and creates efficiencies in the administration of aquaculture leases and licences.

All lease and licence conditions have been reviewed as part of the draft Policy development process, and those relevant for standardisation have been included.

A supporting draft Policy Report has also been developed to provide an explanation of the purpose and effect of the draft Policy.

Public briefings

Two public briefings will be held to provide information and answer queries about the draft Policy.

Date: Monday 21 October 2019
Time: 1pm  to 3pm
Location: PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture
Level 14 / 25 Grenfell St

Date:Thursday 24 October 2019
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Location: Lincoln Marine Science Centre
1 Hindmarsh St,  Port Lincoln

All members of the public are welcome.

Please register your attendance at either meeting by Wednesday 16 October to:

Phone: (08) 8429 0400

Consultation documents

The draft Policy and supporting documents can be accessed at the following links:

The consultation documents are also available:

  • by email request to
  • by phone request to (08) 8429 0400
  • from PIRSA Fisheries and Aquaculture, level 14/25 Grenfell St Adelaide

Have your say

Submit your feedback on the draft Policy by:

Please complete the feedback form to provide comment on any proposed standardised lease and/or licence conditions in the draft Policy (please reference the specific clause in the draft Policy for each condition). Ensure your feedback relates to the Policy that is proposed, and is clear and concise.

As required by the Aquaculture Act 2001 , the draft Policy has been released for a formal two month public consultation period.

Consultation closes at 5.00pm on Friday 29 November 2019.


For queries or more information:

Phone: (08) 8429 0400

Page Last Reviewed: 04 Oct 2019
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