You will require this licence if you intend to operate a ferry. A ferry is any vessel, including a hovercraft, that is used to carry passengers for profit. Your licence will specify the routes on which you can travel, and the area in which you can operate your ferry.
This licence is not required for vessels operating charter trips, fishing/underwater diving excursions, or those engaged in emergency operations.
Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for a ferry licence you must:
- Submit your intended plan of operation and routes;
- Have access to necessary jetties;
- Have Public Liability Insurance; and
- Have a vessel that is in Survey.
In assessing your application the Agency may take into account the interests of persons requiring transport to be provided and of the community generally.
Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for further information on any eligibility requirements specific to your approval.
One year or for a particular purpose of specified duration.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Application for a Ferry Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Within two weeks.
Department of Transport
Transport Co-ordination Act 1966 (Western Australia)
Transport Co-ordination Regulations 1985 (Western Australia)
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