Aquatic event authority - Queensland

Description

You will require this authorisation if you intend to host an aquatic event in Queensland waters. An aquatic event is an onwater activity including any of the following:

  • boat races
  • swimming races
  • sailing regattas
  • waterskiing competition
  • fireworks displays.

Maritime Safety Queensland is responsible for the management of aquatic events in Queensland waterways, except for Gold Coast waterways. If you intend to hold an event in Gold Coast waterways, you must lodge your application with the Gold Coast Waterways Authority.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must:

  • prepare a safety management plan and emergency procedure response
  • hold public liability insurance sufficient to cover all participants involved as well as any damage to ships which may occur.

Fees

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Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please contact the administering agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Aquatic event application form (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Approval time

Low risk event applications take up to 30 days to process. High risk event applications can take up to 90 days to process.

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Maritime Safety Queensland

Contact details

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General Enquiries

Gold Coast Waterways Authority

Queensland
Email: mail@gcwa.qld.gov.au

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Maritime Safety Queensland

Department of Transport and Main Roads

Queensland
Phone: 13 74 68 General enquiries
Phone: 07 3328 4811 General enquiries - international callers
Phone: 13 23 80 Registration and licensing
Contact us website: Contact a regional office (Opens in new window)
Website: Maritime Safety Queensland (Opens in new window)