Mooring Licence in an Environmental Reserve - Western Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to use or install a mooring in an environmental reserve. You will not require this licence if:

  • the mooring is not located in an environmental reserve
  • the mooring you want to use is a designated public or temporary mooring
  • you have a commercial activities licence that already covers using a mooring.

Environmental reserves include:

  • state forests
  • timber reserves
  • national parks
  • conservation parks
  • marine nature reserves
  • marine parks
  • marine management areas
  • some private reserves managed by the state government.

If your mooring is located in one of the above areas, you may apply for either a:

  • rental mooring licence (allowing you to use rental mooring)
  • private mooring licence (allowing you to install and / or own and control a private mooring).

You can only apply to install a private mooring in an area designated as a mooring area.

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 location of the mooring (or proposed mooring) to which the application relates
  • give the particulars of the vessel to which the application relates (for rental moorings) or the purposes for the mooring and the particulars of the class of vessels which will use the mooring (for private moorings)
  • specify the period for which the licence is sought
  • ensure your mooring is suitable for the types of vessels that will use it
  • ensure your mooring does not constitute a danger or interfere with the navigation of other craft.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $50.00

Private mooring licence application fee. Fees for 2023-24

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Corporate Policy Statement No. 59 (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Conservation and Land Management Act 1984 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Conservation and Land Management Regulations 2002 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions

Parks and Wildlife Service

Contact details

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

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