Sydney Harbour Wharf Access Authorisation - New South Wales


You will require this authorisation if you operate a commercial vessel (such as a ferry or charter boat) and intend to use the network of commuter and charter wharves in Sydney Harbour and its tributaries. This includes any pier, jetty, landing stage or dock managed by the Authority within Sydney Harbour. There are three ways you can obtain a wharf authorisation:

  • a contract or agreement between you and the Authority
  • a permit or voucher issued under the Commuter Wharf Permit Scheme
  • a booking made through the Charter Wharf Booking System.

The Wharf Access Policy provides further details on the options available for your individual circumstances.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


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Act(s) name

Ports and Maritime Administration Act 1995 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Ports and Maritime Administration Regulation 2012 New South Wales

Administering agency

Transport for NSW

Roads and Maritime Services

NSW Maritime Division

Contact details

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