Excavation Licence (Ports) - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to carry out excavation work on port land. Port land includes any land controlled by a port authority. Excavation work means any work that involves breaking or penetrating the ground surface.

All excavation work on port land must be authorised by the relevant port authority. Please consult the relevant port authority 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 in the Port of Fremantle you must:

  • Hold appropriate public liability insurance for the purposes of the excavation work;
  • Complete the relevant form; and
  • Pay the required fee.

For any other port please consult directly with the relevant port authority for more information on any eligibility requirements.


As specified on the licence.



Please consult the relevant Port Authority for information on fees to be submitted.



Application for a Excavation Licence - Please consult the relevant Port Authority for information on forms to be submitted.

Other resources

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Administering agency

Ports Authorities

Act(s) name

Port Authorities Act 1999 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Port Authorities Regulations 2001 (Western Australia)


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