Jetty Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to construct, maintain or alter a jetty. Jetties require a licence so it can be ensured they meet safety and maintenance standards, and do not interfere with navigation.

A jetty is a structure that is connected to a body of water that may be used to launch or land a vessel. This could include:

  • wharves
  • piers
  • grids
  • landing places
  • ramps
  • fixed or floating structure
  • erected or placed structures.

There are three types of jetty licences:

  • commercial jetty licences: for business or commercial activities
  • private jetty licence: for use by the applicant and family only, for domestic and recreational activities
  • public jetty licence: given to a public body for use by the general public.

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 licence you must:

  • show suitable skills in safety of marine navigation
  • provide details on the structural adequacy and suitability of location of the jetty or intended jetty
  • comply with any local planning approvals
  • submit any required forms
  • pay any required fees.

For a licence to be issued in a company name the following must also be provided:

  • a copy of the company's certificate of Incorporation
  • the names and addresses of the company directors
  • the company's ACN or ABN.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


12 months.



Fees are listed on the attached document.


Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Transport
Transport Services
Marine Safety

Act(s) name

Jetties Act 1926 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Jetties Regulations 1940 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Jetty and Ferry Licensing
Department of Transport
Transport Services
Marine Safety

Operating address:
441 Murray Street
Western Australia 6000


08 9435 7626

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