Important note: these terms and conditions are for the following states and territories; New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Western Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory. For South Australian Residents please see the South Australian Terms and Conditions found on the Gone Fishing Day website www.gonefishingday.com.au

  1. Information on how to enter and prize details forms part of these Terms & Conditions of Entry.
  2. This document constitutes the Terms and Conditions of Entry (Terms and Conditions) for the Gone Fishing Day 2020 Competition being conducted by the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation Limited (ARFF) (ABN 89158223940) in all states and territories of Australia with and on behalf of the Promotion Partner: OzFish Unlimited Limited (ABN 29602568696)
  3. Entry into the Competition is deemed to be an acknowledgement of these Terms and Conditions. Entries not complying with these Terms and Conditions are ineligible and ARFF reserves its absolute right to disqualify any Entrant from the Competition if any entries do not comply with the Terms and Conditions.
  4. The Competition is a game of chance requiring the eligible Entrant to use legal and reasonable methods as directed by their relevant state or territory Fisheries recreational fishing guidelines.
  5. A participant (Entrant) must be aged 5 years or older to be eligible to participate in the Competition.


the www.gonefishingday.com.au website.


advantage by way of an Entrant’s involvement as an ARFF Nominee, a Promotion Partner, a sponsor, or an agent or agency associated with the Competition, ARFF and its Nominees will exert a final discretionary decision in accordance with the Competition Terms and Conditions.

the www.gonefishingday.com.au website or Gone Fishing Day app between 14 September 2020 and 11:00pm AEST on 18 October 2020 inclusive (Competition Entry Period)

  1. All Entrants must provide Entrant Identification consistent with the Terms and Conditions, if requested by ARFF, to be awarded a Prize.


  1. The Competition will commence from 6:00am AEST 18 October 2020 and conclude at 11:59pm AEST on 18 October 2020.
  2. No Prizes will be awarded in circumstances where an Entrant presents a picture outside of the Competition Period.


  1. Entrants acknowledge that there may be inherent risks in participating in the Competition and that participation may involve potentially dangerous activities and risk to property, personal safety or death. Entrants accept all risks in participating in the Competition and will not hold ARFF or its Nominees (including Promotion Partners or sponsors), liable for any damage to property, personal injury or death incurred in connection with participating in the Competition.
  2. Entrants acknowledge and agree that ARFF and its Nominees (including Promotion Partners or sponsors):
    1. accept no responsibility for late, lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected entries, claims or correspondence whether due to error, omission, alteration, tampering, deletion, theft, destruction, transmission interruption, communications failure or otherwise.
    1. have no control over communication networks or services, the Internet, or computer or telephone networks or lines and

accepts no responsibility for any problems associated with them, whether due to traffic congestion, technical malfunction or otherwise; and


  1. An Entrant must have completed a valid registration at

the www.gonefishingday.com.au website or the Gone Fishing Day app and complied with these Terms and Conditions before presenting any Claim for a Prize.

  1. At the time of Competition launch, Entrants may require a Recreational Fishing License in their state or territory and must comply with any changes in laws during the Competition. Permits are required if entering Aboriginal Land and permits may also be required for access to tidal waters overlying Aboriginal Land for fishing purposes.
  2. Entrants must comply with their relevant state or territory recreational fishing rules and legislation for recreational fishing.
  3. Only legal recreational fishing techniques and gear may be used by Entrants. An Entrant may also use a Landing Net in combination with Line Fishing. Other capturing or fishing methods are not permitted and will result in immediatedisqualification.
  4. ARFF and its Nominees can, at their discretion, will remove entries and photos deemed unacceptable and which does not meet ARFF’s National Code ofPractice.
  5. Subject to clause 23, the Competition is not open to Commercial Fishing Vessels. ARFF and its Nominees will determine in their absolute discretion whether a vessel constitutes a Commercial Fishing Vessel for the purposes of theCompetition.
  6. A Recreational Fishing Charter Vessel or Tourism Charter Vessel used by an Entrant is permitted as an eligible vessel to participate in the Competition. An Entrant may be required to prove that a vessel used in connection with the Competition is a Recreational Fishing or Tourism Charter Vessel.
  7. The Prize Claim Verification process will include and require the Entrant to meet the following requirements (Claim):-
  1. The Entrant must use a historical photograph or take a photograph using the Gone Fishing Day app of the fish or local water way in a manner compliant with the promoted instructions. A choice of 1 of 5 photograph categories is required.
    1. The Entrant must capture and upload the photographs of the fish or water way using the Gone Fishing Day app for verification by InfoFish.
  2. Subject to Clause 24 the Entrant accepts the final advice provided by InfoFish to ARFF will be binding in the determination of the awarding of a PrizeWinner:
    1. If InfoFish deem the fish to have been caught using a method other than legal recreational fishing the Entrant will be disqualified from receiving the relevant Prize.
  3. All entrants and Prize Winners agree, at ARFF’s request, to participate in all promotional activity (such as publicity and photography) surrounding this competition or the winning of any prize, free of charge, and they consent to ARFF, its related bodies and Nominees using the entrant or Prize Winner’s name and image in promotional material. Without limitation, Entrants consent to being broadcast, filmed, photographed, interviewed or otherwise recorded without compensation while participating in this Competition, or in taking or using any prize, and they consent to ARFF’s repeating any such broadcast, film or other recording at any time worldwide and in perpetuity. Any photographs taken by an entrant or Prize Winner become the Property of ARFF, its related bodies or Nominees for promotional purposes.
  4. Other Prizes, as advertised

on www.gonefishingday.com.au that form part of the Competition, are governed by these Terms and Conditions or may refer to separate Terms and Conditions as advertised on www.gonefishingday.com.au.




reputation, status or otherwise of an Entrant in connection with the publication of an Entrant’s Personal Information.



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(b) any theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) any entry or prize claim that is late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after their receipt by ARFF), due to any reason beyond the control of ARFF;

for any liability that cannot by law be excluded, including the Non-Excludable Guarantees, ARFF (including its respective officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence) for any personal injury; or any loss or damage (including loss of opportunity); whether direct, indirect, special or consequential, arising in any way out of the Competition.


ACT Permit No. TP 20/01309