Commercial Mooring Site Licence - Western Australia


You will require this licence if you intend to install and / or use a commercial mooring site in waters that are not part of a mooring control area. This licence enables you to install and maintain moorings within a defined area. A mooring is a structure or an apparatus that is set in a permanent manner to which a vessel or floating object may be secured.

Please note that if you intend to install a mooring in an area that is a mooring control area you will instead need to apply for a mooring registration instead. This requires a separate application process. 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 licence you must:

  • Specify the locality of the proposed mooring;
  • Provide details of the vessel proposed to be moored;
  • Submit the required form; and
  • Pay the required fee.

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $110.00 Application to register additional vessel
Apply Licence All $110.00

Application for mooring licence

Apply Licence All $600.00 Annual mooring licence fee
Apply Transfer All $110.00 -

Other resources

Act(s) name

Western Australian Marine Act 1982 WA

Regulation(s) name

Mooring Regulations 1998 WA

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.

Mooring Control Areas

Marine and Coastal

Department of Transport

Mailing address: GPO BOX C102
Perth, Western Australia 6839
Phone: 08 9431 1027