Approval for Activities in Marine and Harbour Departmental Areas - Western Australia


You may need this approval if you intend to undertake activities in a departmental area. A departmental area is an area controlled by the Agency and includes certain waters, shores and seabeds. Certain marine areas have been placed under the control of the Agency for the purpose of regulating marine and port affairs and navigation.

You may need approval to do the following activities in departmental areas:

  • park a vehicle
  • drive or ride a vehicle
  • swim or dive into any waters
  • permit an animal on a jetty
  • erect an installation or structure on a departmental area or on departmental land for the purpose of carrying on the business of fuelling
  • carry on the business of fuelling.

Please contact the agency to determine whether you will need this approval to carry out your proposed activity.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

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


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fees will change depending on your circumstances. Please contact the agency for more information.


Act(s) name

Marine and Harbours Act 1981 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Marine and Harbours (Departmental Areas) Regulations 1998 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Marine and Coastal

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 Operations

Marine and Coastal

Department of Transport

Western Australia
Operating address: 14 Capo D'Orlando Drive
South Fremantle, Western Australia 6162
Mailing address: General Post Office Box C102
Perth, Western Australia
Phone: 13 11 56