Registration of Mooring - Tasmania


You may require this registration if you intend to moor a boat in Tasmanian waters. Due to demand for a share of sheltered waters state-wide, for all kinds of aquatic activity, moorings are strictly regulated.

Rules apply to where moorings can go and the servicing of moorings, and once in place a mooring must not be moved or interfered with without approval.

You will be required to maintain moorings in good order and condition. It is compulsory to lift and inspect the mooring at least once every two years.

Please consult the Contact Officer 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 registration, you must:

  • complete an approved form
  • pay any relevant fees
  • receive approval from the Agency
  • be willing and able to abide by the ongoing conditions of this registration.

Once a mooring is registered, this should be displayed by attaching it to the mooring buoy. It is recommended you seek advice from a mooring contractor or naval architect on the type of mooring device that will best suit your vessel and weather exposure.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Payment of the annual renewal fee.




Expires on 30 June each year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees are listed on the attached document.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All MAST Fee List (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Marine and Safety (Moorings) By-Laws 2013 Tasmania

Lodgement process


Your completed application can be lodged with the Agency or at Service Tasmania.

Administering agency

Marine and Safety Tasmania

Contact details

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:


Marine and Safety Tasmania

Operating address: Port Tower Building
Level 1
18 Hunter Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 607
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 1300 135 513
Phone: 03 6235 8888
Fax: 03 6233 5662
Website: Marine and Safety Tasmania (Opens in new window)