Shellfish bag limits
There are some exemptions in place for Aboriginal people participating in Aboriginal fishing activities.
Recreational fishers can only use their hands to collect clams, cockles, pipis and wedge shells. Equipment such as rakes or spades are prohibited.
Eating shellfish safely
See Eating Fish Safely for more detail.
The taking of limpets and elephant snails is prohibited as they are
Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995
There is no restriction on shell collecting from beaches provided that the shell does not contain the living organism, that is, it is not a live shellfish when taken. There are limits on the collection of live shellfish. Shells cannot be collected from reserved land - contact the
Parks and Wildlife Service
for more information.
For shellfish and shell collection rules in Simplified Chinese, see the
Illustrations by Peter Gouldthorpe