Rules for spearfishing

There are rules about what you can catch when spearfishing, the equipment and techniques you can use, and where you can spearfish in the Northern Territory (NT).

Fish possession and minimum size limits apply to all spear fishers. Go to possession limits to read more.

You must not use any kind of underwater breathing gear such as scuba or hookah while spearfishing.

Loaded spear guns

You must not have a loaded spear gun other than in the open sea.

You must not have a loaded spear gun within 150m of a person who is not a member of your party.

Areas where spearfishing is banned

You must not use a spear gun in any of the following areas:

Last updated: 13 October 2017