Marine Pilot Licence - Western Australia


You will require 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.

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.


You will not require a licence if you are undergoing training to become a licensed pilot under direct supervision of a licensed pilot. Other exemptions may apply.

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;
  • Meet the required health standards;
  • Submit the required forms; and
  • Pay the required fees.

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


5 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Application All $529.00
Renew Renewal All $341.80


Act(s) name

Shipping and Pilotage Act 1967 WA

Regulation(s) name

Shipping and Pilotage (Ports and Harbours) Regulations 1966 WA

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Transport Services

Marine Safety

Contact details

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

Deputy Harbour Master

Marine Safety

Transport Services

Department of Transport

Mailing address: PO BOX 402
Fremantle, Western Australia 6959
Phone: 08 9435 7533