All moorings in Port Phillip and Western Port must be registered with Parks Victoria.
Vessel owners wishing to install a new mooring need to complete an application form and engage an authorised mooring tackle contractor to:
- Assess the site.
- Provide a GPS location.
- Determine mooring tackle specifications for your vessel at your preferred location. All new mooring holders must consider environmental impacts of proposed tackle. A range of environmentally friendly options exist.
Once you have paid the required fees and your application has been approved by Parks Victoria, you will be issued with an authority and an authorised mooring tackle contractor can lay the mooring tackle.
Please note the maximum vessel length for annual moorings is capped at 15 metres.
Mooring authorities are renewed annually conditional on compliance to all terms and conditions. Each mooring ground has a different anniversary date depending on the date of invoicing.
Forms and instructions
- Mooring Authority Application Package
- Application for New Mooring / Berth Authority
- Authority to Moor (sample)
Transfer of a mooring authority
In most locations existing swing mooring tackle can be bought and sold. However, there is a waiting list for all Williamstown and Werribee moorings and no transfers are allowed.
When a holder of an existing authority seeks to transfer the authority, an application must be submitted to Parks Victoria for approval. It is important that the application to transfer is completed by both parties, i.e. the person disposing of the mooring authority and the person seeking to obtain the mooring authority.
The application must also be accompanied by a mooring report completed by an authorised mooring tackle contractor and proof of ownership documentation.
Forms and instructions
Fees and invoicing
|Annual Mooring Administration Fee||$85.20|
|Williamstown Annual Mooring Administration Fees||Amount|
|Mooring grid WTA||$75.40|
|Mooring grid WTB||$75.40|
|Mooring grid WTC||$105.40|
|Mooring grid WTD||$185.60|
|Mooring grid WTE||$327.10|
|Mooring grid WTF||$185.60|
|Mooring grid WTG||$185.60|
|Mooring grid WTH||$105.40|
|Mooring grid WTI||$105.40|
|Mooring grid WTJ||$327.10|
|Mooring grid WTK||$105.40|
Fees are subject to annual change and will be reviewed for the 2013-14 season.
There is a discount in the annual mooring administration fee for holders of a Commonwealth Pensioner Concession Card. Further details are available upon request.
In areas where a Parks Victoria Standard Identification Buoy is required, the fee for the buoy is to be met by the applicant.
Mooring tackle inspections
All mooring tackle must be inspected by an authorised mooring tackle contractor every 12 months. The mooring report from the inspection must be submitted to Parks Victoria. The report should state that the mooring meets specifications and is in a safe and serviceable condition.
Prior to the inspection, you must inform Parks Victoria which authorised mooring tackle contractor has been engaged to complete the inspection by submitting a tackle inspection confirmation form.
Authorised mooring tackle contractors
Mooring tackle contractors are authorised by Parks Victoria under the Port Services (Local Ports) Regulations 2004 to:
- Undertake tackle inspection, repair and certification.
- Install and remove tackle.
An authorised mooring tackle contractor must be engaged to undertake any of these activities. Refer to the list of authorised mooring tackle contractors for details.
To apply to become an authorised mooring tackle contractor please download the expression of interest application.
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