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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 Transport for NSW.

It's the responsibility of a mooring contractor to ensure that the mooring and its location are suitable for each vessel.


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
  • the applicant is the sole owner or at least equal or majority shareholder of the vessel.

What you need

  • your licence number (as shown on your renewal)
  • your renewal number (as shown on your renewal)
  • your customer reference number (as shown on your renewal)
  • concession card (if recording a concession for the first time).

How to renew

  1. Select the 'Renew online' button.
  2. Select 'Next'.
  3. 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.)
  4. Select 'Next'.
  5. Confirm the details of your licence.
  6. Enter your payment details.
  7. Read and confirm the declaration.

More information

  • 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.

Payment methods

You can review transaction payment options on our payment methods page.

Last updated: 4 November 2020
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