Spear Fishing Regulations for Victoria

Hand Held Spear

A hand held spear must not have any barbs or more than two prongs.

May be used to take fish other than rock lobster in marine waters,

but not:
within 30m of any jetty;

within 30m of the mouth of any creek or river;
in inland waters, Curdies Inlet, the North Arm of Gippsland Lakes, Mallacoota Inlet, Swan Bay, Sydenham Inlet, Tamboon Inlet, Lake Tyers Inlet, Wingan Inlet;
in specified parts of Corner Inlet and Andersons Inlet; within Fisheries Reserves;
within all Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries.


Spear Guns

A spear gun is a mechanical device or object that is capable of imparting propolsive energy to a spear or arrow.

A spear gun may be used to take fish (other than rock lobster) in marine waters,

but not:
within 30m of any jetty;

within 400m of the mouth of any creek or river;
within Fisheries Reserves;
within all Marine National Parks and Sanctuaries.


Bellarine Peninsula shore dives

Spearfishing is illegal within 30m of any pier.