Do aboriginals need a fishing licence? In VIC

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Do aboriginals need a fishing licence? In VIC

Postby Sneakyfonzz » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:09 pm

Hello everyone. Just wandering, do aboriginal people need a fishing licence.

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Re: Do aboriginals need a fishing licence? In VIC

Postby Kimtown » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:52 pm

Nope

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Re: Do aboriginals need a fishing licence? In VIC

Postby cobby » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:20 pm

Indigenous, under 18 and pensioners don't need a licence

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Re: Do aboriginals need a fishing licence? In VIC

Postby Wolly Bugger » Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:53 am

cobby wrote:Indigenous, under 18 and pensioners don't need a licence



That is not exactly accurate.

https://vfa.vic.gov.au/recreational-fis ... ng-licence

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Re: Do aboriginals need a fishing licence? In VIC

Postby Kimtown » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:50 am

Wow I thought it was 60+ year olds that didn't need a license. Has it always been 70 and over?

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Re: Do aboriginals need a fishing licence? In VIC

Postby rb85 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:19 am

What’s the reason you ask?
As an individual they do I believe.
Unless as per Wollys link it’s part of a traditional owner group in designated areas



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Re: Do aboriginals need a fishing licence? In VIC

Postby Kestrel » Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:17 am

Kimtown wrote:Wow I thought it was 60+ year olds that didn't need a license. Has it always been 70 and over?

Victorians are entitled to a Seniors Card when they turn 60 and are therefore exempt.
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Re: Do aboriginals need a fishing licence? In VIC

Postby smile0784 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:47 pm

Sneakyfonzz wrote:Hello everyone. Just wandering, do aboriginal people need a fishing licence.

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Yes as a fisher person they do.

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Re: Do aboriginals need a fishing licence? In VIC

Postby Kestrel » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:24 pm

smile0784 wrote:
Sneakyfonzz wrote:Hello everyone. Just wandering, do aboriginal people need a fishing licence.

Cheers


Yes as a fisher person they do.


Mmmm .... well not always...

Here is an excerpt from the regulations. A person is exempt if he or she is ...

Á member of a traditional owner group fishing within an area subject to a natural resource agreement relevant to that traditional owner group.'

Anyway ... what's the big deal? There are quite a few categories of exempt people
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Re: Do aboriginals need a fishing licence? In VIC

Postby smile0784 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:51 am

My apologies.
With out more details in original post we are all just speculating with if buts and maybes



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