Marine Pilot Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to act as the pilot in a port. A pilot is a mariner who guides vessels through dangerous or congested waters, such as ports, harbours or river mouths.

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:

  • hold a Master Class 1, 2 or 3 certificate of competency
  • undertake a required number of transits as a trainee pilot
  • complete an approved training course
  • have adequate skills and knowledge of the pilotage area
  • meet the required health standards.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $593.30

Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $217.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $383.80

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Shipping and Pilotage Act 1967 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Shipping and Pilotage (Ports and Harbours) Regulations 1966 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Transport


Contact details

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