Become a fisheries officer

Become a fisheries officer

The Victorian Fisheries Authority is looking for fisheries officers in Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Fisheries officers help to protect our fisheries by ensuring people comply with fisheries laws and regulations. This is so resources are sustainable and shared by everyone in the Victorian fishing community. 

What fisheries officers do

Here are just some of the things they do:

  • patrol Victoria’s marine and inland waters by foot, vessel or vehicle
  • inspect commercial and recreational fishers to ensure compliance with legislation
  • operate four-wheel drive vehicles and a range of different vessels including kayaks or small punts through to large ocean-going vessels
  • undertake surveillance work and investigations
  • educate, advise and provide information to the community 
  • respond to fishing offence reports received via the 13FISH offence reporting telephone line

Qualifications and experience

No pre-requisite qualifications are required. However a tertiary qualification in natural resource management, fisheries, law, criminology or similar would be highly regarded.

You must also be a competent swimmer and pass a medical and physical assessment. 

Personal qualities

If you love working outdoors and have a passion for protecting the environment then this could be the ideal career for you.

How to search and apply for jobs

For more information and to apply, visit the Victorian Fisheries Authorities website.

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