Welcome to the Abalone Victoria (Central Zone) website.

Abalone are Victoria’s most valuable commercial fishery with the majority of the catch being exported to international markets, predominately in Asia, while also supplying local markets. Abalone is caught along most of the Victorian coastline and the fishery primarily harvests blacklip abalone (Haliotis rubra) although greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata) are also caught in smaller amounts. The commercial fishery is regulated by strict quotas, with a total allowable catch set annually based on the outcomes of a formal stock assessment process and is environmentally sustainable.

Abalone Victoria (Central Zone) Limited (AVCZ) was established in 2015 to represent the views and interests of its members and to ensure appropriate governance of member resources.


Diver Observation Survey – AVCZ encourages all divers to utilise the online diver observation survey. The information is being collected on a voluntary basis by the Abalone Council Victoria to help inform the annual zonal TACC setting workshops. The Diver Observation Survey is available here.