Delivering for boaters and fishers

A re-elected Andrews Labor Government will make fishing and boating cheaper and more accessible, and upgrade facilities, so more Victorian families can get out on the water.

Victorian families know that the costs of parking and launch fees can make a day on the bay an expensive outing, and poorly maintained facilities take the fun out of boating.

That is why Labor will fix boat ramps, abolish all boat ramp parking and launching fees and make sure that every cent of licencing and registration fees is spent on boating safety and facilities.

We will grow fish stocking to 10 million a year by 2022, meaning more fish to catch, and more tourism for fishing hotspots. We will also construct a new $7 million native fish hatchery in Shepparton.

We have banned netting in Corio Bay and are buying out licenses in Port Phillip Bay, meaning there is more fish for recreational anglers.

If re-elected Labor will also end commercial fishing in the Gippsland Lakes, buying out the last of the commercial fishing licences and return the lakes system for recreational fishing to boost local tourism and jobs.

We also want you to take your passion from the boat ramp to the road, with a new series of VicRoads number plates to show how much you love fishing.