You may require this registration if you intend to moor a boat in Tasmanian waters. Due to demand for a share of sheltered waters state-wide, for all kinds of aquatic activity, moorings are strictly regulated.
Rules apply to where moorings can go and the quality of moorings, and once in place a mooring must not be moved or interfered with without approval.
You will be required to maintain moorings in good order and condition. It is compulsory to lift and inspect the mooring at least once every two years.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this registration, you must:
- Complete an approved form;
- Pay any relevant fees;
- Receive approval from the Agency; and
- Be willing and able to abide by the ongoing conditions of this registration.
Once a mooring is registered, owners are sent an identification tag with a four digit registration number. This should be displayed by attaching it to the mooring buoy. It is recommended you seek advice from a mooring contractor or naval architect on the type of mooring device that will best suit your vessel and weather exposure.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Expires on 30 June each year.
The issue fee will depend on how many months the licence will apply before the next 30 June, when renewal fees are due. Please consult the Agency Table of Fees, available on their website and the application form.
Your completed application can be lodged with the Agency or at Service Tasmania.
Marine and Safety Tasmania
Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997 (Tasmania)
Marine and Safety (Moorings) By-Laws 2013 (Tasmania)
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