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A commercial mooring licence is an annual licence that allows you to occupy navigable waters with a registered vessel. There are 2 types of licences:

  • commercial (available to legitimate marine type businesses)
  • club (available to registered clubs or associations).

Depending on availability, your request may be put on a priority waiting list.


Businesses are eligible if they:

  • are providing approved marine type services to the boating public, or
  • can only be accessed by water.

What you need

  • the mooring location required
  • the organisation's details including contact numbers and business address (PO box is not acceptable)
  • written authorisation of the nominated representative on business letterhead
  • the nominated representative's personal and contact details including residential address (PO box is not acceptable)
  • proof of identity
  • a detailed description of the proposed usage of the mooring site and the associated shore based facilities, on business letterhead, together with any supporting documentation
  • an authorised signatory as specified on the form (if applicable)
  • either:
    • PDF form – 'Application for Initial or Transfer of a Commercial Mooring Licence', or
    • PDF form – 'Application for Club Mooring Licence'.

How to apply

  1. Download and complete either:
  2. Make sure that you have all the required documentation.
  3. Visit a service centre and lodge your application in person, or post it to:

    Maritime Product Services
    Locked Bag 5100
    Camperdown NSW 1450

More information

  • Commercial mooring licence applications are subject to approval by Transport for NSW. Once your application has been assessed, they'll let you know the outcome.
  • Licence fees are payable when the licence is issued.
  • You can apply for one mooring site per area. Once the licence has been issued you can make a subsequent application.
  • Any costs associated with the purchase, installation and servicing of mooring apparatus are your responsibility.
Last updated: 14 September 2022