It is important to have a SIPS when fishing Peter Faust Dam, where this fish was caught.

How and where to buy a Stocked Impoundment Permit (SIPS)

Fishing in stocked impoundments

There are 63 impoundments (dams and weirs) in Queensland that require a Stocked Impoundment Permit Scheme (SIPS) permit to fish with a line.

The impoundments are stocked with native fish specifically for recreational fishing. The scheme provides a sustainable fishing option that reduces the fishing pressure on wild fish stocks.

Before you go fishing check the interactive search tool for impoundments that require a permit. You can search by location, facilities or fish species. There is also detailed information about the number of fish stocked at each location.

About SIPS permits

A SIPS permit covers access to all 63 impoundments and allows you to fish with recreational fishing lines only. Permits cost:

  • $10.00 per week
  • $50.00 per year
  • $36.00 per year if you are entitled to a discount*

* You are entitled to a discount if you have a Queensland Government Seniors Card, Pensioner Concession Card, Health Care Card or a Repatriation Health Care Card (Gold Card).

All persons over the age of 18 years must hold a permit when fishing in SIPS impoundments. Children and teenagers under 18 years do not require a permit to fish in SIPS impoundments.

You must carry your permit (digital email, digital sms, paper receipt) with you when fishing in a stocked impoundment and produce it on request by QBFP.

Digital permits

No need to print out your permit. A digital permit will instantly be emailed and/or sms to you when a permit is purchased online, at selected sub-agent outlets and over the phone.

A digital permit will also be emailed within 24 hours of purchase when a permit is purchased over the counter via Australia Post outlets.

Purchase a permit

A SIP can be purchased:

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2 comments

  1. Hi. I got a stocked impoundment permit around the middle of 2020. I had a digital copy but can’t find it. Could a check be done for it please. If it can’t be found I’ll get a new one. Thanks.

  2. Hi David, You will need to contact them direct via phone on 13 25 23. Cheers BNB Team

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