A private mooring licence permits you to moor your vessel on navigable waters. A mooring licence isn't a lease of the seabed and there's no guarantee of tenure. The position of the site is decided at the discretion of Roads and Maritime Services. However, it's the responsibility of a mooring contractor to ensure that the mooring and its location are suitable for each vessel.Renew online
Renew a private mooring licence
- Select the 'Renew online' button.
- Select 'Next'.
- Enter your licence and renewal numbers as shown on your renewal notice. (If you don't have your renewal number, select 'Don't have?' and enter your name, birth date and postcode.)
- Select 'Next'.
- Confirm the details of your licence.
- Enter your payment details.
- Read and confirm the declaration.
A private mooring licence is only allocated when:
- the vessel licensed to the mooring is 5.2 metres or more in length
- the vessel is currently registered in NSW in the name of the applicant, and
- the applicant is the sole owner or at least equal or majority shareholder of the vessel.
To make sure that you have all the information and documentation you need to complete this transaction, please visit Roads and Maritime Services.Renew online
- A private mooring licence is subject to special conditions – PDF. Non-compliance with these conditions may result in the cancellation of the licence and/or your liability insurance may be null and void.
- A licence can't be sublet or traded in any way.
- The licence can be renewed annually.
- When renewing your licence online, you're also able to update your contact details, if applicable.
- If you don't wish to renew online, you can call us on 13 77 88, post your renewal, or visit a service centre.
For online or phone transactions, you can pay with:
- credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, or American Express).
For transactions in person at a service centre, you can pay with:
- cash (in Australian currency)
- cheque (personal, bank or agency drawn)
- money order
- credit or debit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express* or EFTPOS), or
- Android Pay app.
Please note that you may need to pay a merchant fee when paying by credit or debit card.
* Unfortunately, some locations may not accept American Express.