A commercial mooring licence allows marine businesses and clubs to moor vessels on NSW waterways. The licence is valid for 12 months.

    If there are no moorings available when you apply, you'll be added to a waiting list.


    You can apply if the:

    • business is providing marine-type services to the boating public or can only be accessed by water, or
    • club or association is registered.

    What you need

    How to apply

    1. Download and complete either:
    2. Gather the required documents.
    3. Submit your application in person at a Service NSW Centre, or by post or email to the details on the form.

    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.
    • Licence categories include:

      • Marinas
      • Boat dealers/repairers
      • Large commercial vessels
      • Small commercial vessels
      • Boating club members/guests
      • Ski/caravan park
      • Tourism or hospitality.
    Last updated: 1 June 2023