Grants Working Group

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Members of the Recreational Fishing Grants Working Group (RFGWG) are appointed by the Minister Responsible for Fisheries.

The role of the Working Group is to provide advice to the Minister on the expenditure of all Recreational Fishing Licence Trust Account funds.

The Working Group assesses and provides advice on applications for grants received under the Recreational Fishing Grants Program.

The membership of the Working Group comprises eight people (plus an independent Chairperson) who collectively can provide a range of knowledge, experience and views from across the State covering:

  • Coastal, estuarine, freshwater native fish and salmonid recreational fisheries; and
  • Port Phillip Bay, South West, North East, North West, East Gippsland and West Gippsland regions.

It contains one person nominated by VRFish to provide advice that reflects the views of organisations affiliated with VRFish and the VRFish Board; and

One person involved in the recreational fishing industry to provide advice that reflects the views of recreational fishers as identified by persons involved in the Victorian recreational fishing business sector.

The establishment of this Working Group delivers on the Victorian Government's commitments to improve opportunities for anglers to have a say in how their fishing licence fees are spent.

Recreational Fishing Grants Working Group - Terms of Reference

For more information about the Working Group and its role, contact Richard Rogala on telephone number (03) 8392 6872 during normal business hours.

Recreational Fishing Grants Program

Chair's summary of RFGWG meetings

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