Our Vision

A recreational fishing community that is actively involved in managing fish habitat across Australia.

Our Mission

To harness the skills, experience and projects within each of our organisations to promote and support the involvement of recreational fishers in all aspects of fish habitat management.

Our Objectives
  • To collectively pursue national initiatives and activities related to improving fish abundance and biodiversity through habitat management.
  • To share knowledge and support inter-jurisdictional collaboration.
  • To make things happen on the ground in each jurisdiction across Australia
Who moderates this website?

The Fish Habitat Network is moderated by the Fish Habitat Network partner organisations.

How we’re funded

Various funding opportunities are available for fish habitat projects. It’s uncommon for grant programs to specifically fund fish habitat projects, so it is important to watch out for funding opportunities which are related to what you hope to achieve. The Fish Habitat Network Facebook page is a good place for current information on available funding.


Funding opportunities are often available through:

  • Australian Government e.g. Murray Darling Basin Authority, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, Department of the Environment and Energy, Australian Fisheries Management Authority
  • State and Territory Government e.g. government departments, Catchment Management Authorities, Local Land Services, other Natural Resource Management Groups
  • Local Government
  • Non-Government Organisations, e.g. The Nature Conservancy, World Wildlife Fund
  • Corporate sector, i.e. companies wanting to support local communities


Each year, State and Territory Governments often distribute revenue from the sale of Recreational Fishing Licences to projects that will improve recreationally important fishing populations, angling opportunities, and fish habitat. Examples of these funding opportunities include the New South Wales Habitat Action Grants and the Victorian Recreational Fishing Grants Program . Keep an eye out for these!

Assistance is often available to help you complete grant application forms. Seek help from the funding body, otherwise Fisheries or Conservation Managers, Local Council Environmental Officers and Landcare Community Support Officers are good points of contact.

Our Partners

Fish Habitat Network partners contribute resources in-kind and on a voluntary basis to further the group’s objectives.