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Vessel Tracking Rebate Scheme

Queensland Government Vessel Tracking Rebate Scheme

The Queensland Sustainable Fisheries Strategy 2017 – 2027 outlines a ten-year reform agenda for the sustainable management of Queensland fisheries.

As part of this strategy, vessel tracking capability will be required on all commercial fishing boats by 2020, with a priority to install units on net, line and crab commercial fishing boats by 1 January, 2019.

The Queensland Government Vessel Tracking Rebate Scheme offsets the costs incurred by commercial fishers to purchase and have installed approved vessel tracking units on their fishing boats.

Costs eligible for the rebate include those for the purchase and installation of approved vessel tracking units – view the Frequently Asked Questions or guidelines for more details.

The Scheme will open to applications on 30 August 2018 and close to applications on 31 December 2020.

How to apply

Applications for Vessel Tracking Rebates can be made via our online portal – to apply visit
For further information or assistance with your application, Free call 1800 623 946.

Last updated
1 April 2020