Commercial use of jetties (Townsville) - Queensland

Service summary

Council has advised that commercial use of jetties in the council area is regulated through the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection. Please contact the agency for further information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Definition of terms

Commercial vessel

Commercial vessel means a vessel used for commercial purposes.


includes any wharf, quay, pier, landing place or stage or platform which is the property or under the control of the Council. The term includes, where necessary, all buildings and other works on the jetty, and the appurtenances of the jetty.

Private vessel

means a vessel used wholly for recreational or sporting activites and not for hire or reward.

Administering agency

Townsville City Council

Contact details

Townsville City Council

Operating address:
103 Walker Street
Townsville, Queensland 4810
Mailing address:
PO BOX 1268
Townsville, Queensland 4810


1300 878 001


07 4727 9050

Supporting information


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