Become a Fishcare Volunteer

Do you love fishing and want to share your passion with others? Sign-up to be a Fishcare volunteer!

​​​Fishcare volunteers are a big part of sustainable recreational fishing in Tasmania. They get out and about in the community, sharing their best tips and advice on how to have a great time while fishing responsibly.

We're always looking for new volunteers, wherever you are in Tassie.

Volunteer Rashik Shrestha at Bellerieve clinic 

What do Fishcare volunteers do?

​Becoming a Fishcare volunteer is a great way to do your bit by looking after our fisheries and meeting other like-minded people.

Volunteers help their fishing community by:
  • travelling around fishing spots to share fishing knowledge and talking to local fishers about their experiences,
  • helping more people experience the joy of fishing by supporting fishing clinics for children and community groups; and
  • promoting responsible fishing at fishing events, boat shows or AgFest.
As a volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to...
  • develop your communication skills by engaging with people from a range of backgrounds,
  • learn about fisheries management and marine biology,
  • connect with like-minded people across the state,
... and of course, have lots of fun!

Volunteers usually commit to 3-4 hours a month, but hours are flexible. The Department also offers training in fisheries rules and management, fish identifcation and communciation skills to help you make the most of your time volunteering with us.


Where do I sign-up?

To volunteer, please register as a Fishcare volunteer under Marine Resources (Fishcare Tasmania) and contact either the northern or southern Fisheries Engagement Coordinator (depending on if you would like to volunteer in the north or south). The contact details for the Fisheries Engagement Coordinators are below.

Anyone with a passion for fishing or the marine environment is welcome to sign-up as a Fishcare volunteer. Any age can volunteer, but if you're under 16, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If you have any questions about volunteering, you can also contact Fishing Enquiries at:
Ph: 03 6165 3233

More information can be found about NRE Tas volunteer programs including COVID advice for volunteers​.

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    Fishcare Volunteers North
    Fisheries Engagement Coordinator North
    Mt Pleasant Offices
    171 Westbury Road
    Launceston TAS 7250
    Phone: 03 6777 2082

    Fishcare Volunteers South
    Fishcare Coordinator South
    134 Macquarie St
    Hobart TAS 7000
    Phone: 03 6165 3039


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    Contact us

    Recreational Fishing

    Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

    Hobart TAS 7000

    Phone: (03) 6165 3233, 1300 720 647


    Commercial Fisheries

    Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

    GPO Box 44

    Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550


    Commercial Fisheries Licensing

    Level 1, 134 Macquarie St

    GPO Box 44

    Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550