You will require this approval if you intend to conduct activities within a port operated by a port authority. The types of activities that require this authorisation include:
- Social functions on board a vessel;
- Leaving waste;
- Discharging waste or ballast;
- Put up notices or signs;
- Interfering with port equipment;
- Entering with an animal;
- Loading and unloading livestock;
- Selling or supplying items;
- Dredging; or
- Launching vessels in an unauthorised place.
There are currently five port authorities:
- Fremantle Port Authority;
- Southern Ports Authority;
- Mid West Ports Authority;
- Kimberley Ports Authority; and
- Pilbara Ports Authority.
Please consult the relevant Port Authority for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Please consult directly with the relevant port authority for information on any eligibility requirements.
Please consult directly with the relevant port authority for information on fees to be submitted.
Authorisation to Conduct Activities in a Port - Please consult the relevant port authority for information on forms to be submitted.
Port Authorities Act 1999 (Western Australia)
Port Authorities Regulations 2001 (Western Australia)
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