Recreational fishing in Australia is governed by regulations that are determined at the state level. These cover bag limits, size limits, fishing licenses, fishing seasons, and permitted/prohibited methods.
Fishing regulations are updated on a regular basis so it is important that you obtain up-to-date information from the governing body in the state where you want to fish. Handbooks and boat ‘stickers’ detailing bag and size limits are readily available from these authorities. These can be very useful when you want to check the rules while you are on the water. Failure to comply can result in heavy fines.