Ferry Licence - Western Australia

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a ferry. A ferry is any vessel, including a hovercraft, that is used to carry passengers for profit. Your licence will specify the routes on which you can travel, and the area in which you can operate your ferry.

This licence is not required for vessels operating charter trips, fishing/underwater diving excursions, or those engaged in emergency operations.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a ferry licence you must:

  • Submit your intended plan of operation and routes;
  • Have access to necessary jetties;
  • Have Public Liability Insurance; and
  • Have a vessel that is in Survey.

In assessing your application the Agency may take into account the interests of persons requiring transport to be provided and of the community generally.

Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for further information on any eligibility requirements specific to your approval.

Duration

One year or for a particular purpose of specified duration.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Fees are listed on the attached document.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for a Ferry Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Approval Time

Within two weeks.

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.

Enquiries, Jetty and Ferry Licensing

Operating address: 441 Murray Street
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Phone: 08 9435 7626