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Fishwatch form

Report unlawful fishing

If you see, or have any information on fishing activities that you suspect are unlawful, report it directly to the Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol by calling the 24-hour Fishwatch hotline on 1800 017 116 (toll free within Queensland) or by using this form.

To assist investigations, provide as much detail as possible and include contact details (you can remain anonymous) so investigating officers can contact you for further information if needed.

Reports lodged via this form are processed during business hours only. Weekend and public holiday submissions will be processed the next business day.

  • Fishwatch report

    If immediate action is required, please call the Fishwatch hotline on 1800 017 116. The hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Use this form to report any fishing activities that you suspect are unlawful. To assist investigations, please provide as much detail as possible.

    You can remain anonymous when completing this form OR you can include your contact details so investigating officers can contact you for further information if needed.