Live Fish Imports

The primary piece of legislation which regulates live fish imports to Tasmania is the Animal Health Act 1995.

Other legislation that can have a bearing on fish imports includes the Inland Fisheries Act 1995, the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 and, to a lesser extent, the Nature Conservation Act 2002.

To assist importers in understanding legal requirements specific to them and the type of fish they intend to import, this section of the website has been divided into two parts:

Live Freshwater Fish


Live Marine Fish


Animal Disease Enquiries
13 St Johns Avenue
New Town TAS 7008
Phone: 03 6165 3777