Registration of Mooring - Tasmania

Service summary

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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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.





Your completed application can be lodged with the Agency or at Service Tasmania.

Administering agency

Marine and Safety Tasmania

Act(s) name

Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Marine and Safety (Moorings) By-Laws 2013 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Marine and Safety Tasmania

Operating address:
5 Franklin Wharf
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


03 6235 8888


1300 135 513


03 6233 5662

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