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Key info

  • To apply for a new mooring you need to know the location of where you would like the mooring to be, it is recommended you provide global positioning service (GPS) co-ordinates.
  • You must provide details of the vessel type, length, beam and draft that will be moored there.
  • An application must be approved before a new mooring is laid.
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    About applying for a new mooring

    Moorings in Tasmanian waters are managed by Marine and Safety Tasmania.

    Rules apply about where a mooring can be placed so it is best to contact Marine and Safety Tasmania on 1300 13 55 13 before you make an application.

    All moorings expire on the 30 June each year.

    How to apply

    What you need to apply

    When you visit the service centre you must:

      Can I apply?

      Anyone can apply for a new mooring.

      Proving your identity

      There are 2 ways to prove your identity:

      1. your Tasmanian driver licence
      You can show your driver licence, even if it expired up to 2 years ago

      2. provide identity documents
      If you don't have a Tasmanian driver licence, you must show at least:

      • One Category A document and two Category B documents, or
      • Two Category A documents and one Category B document.

      • Australian birth certificate (not an extract or commemorative certificate)
      • Australian photo driver licence (can be expired up to 2 years)
      • Australian passport (can be expired up to 2 years)
      • Overseas passport/visa (can be expired up to 2 years)
      • Australian firearms licence
      • Tasmanian Government personal information card (displaying full name)
      • Australian citizenship papers
      • Travel documents or ImmiCard (issued by Department of Immigration and Border Protection or Australian Government)
      • Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (issued by Department of Immigration and Border Protection)

      • Medicare card
      • Bank or credit card with signature
      • Student identity card with photo (issued by an Australian educational institution)
      • Concession card (Veteran's Affairs/Centrelink/other current entitlement issued by the Australian Government)
      • Births, Deaths and Marriages change of name/marriage certificate/deed poll (not a church or celebrant issued document)
      • High risk work licence (issued by WorkSafe Tasmania)
      • Working with vulnerable people or children card (issued by the Australian Government).

      At least one document must confirm your current Tasmanian residential address

      Additional evidentiary documentation may be required from the Evidence of Residential Address section below.

      Documents must be less than 6 months old.

      • Financial institution statement
      • Utility account (power, water, telephone)
      • Council rate notice
      • Lease or rent agreement
      • Land tax valuation notice
      • Australian Taxation Office assessment (current or last financial year)
      • Certificate of title.

      • Adoption paper issued by court
      • Divorce paper issued by court, indicating the name being reverted to
      • Change of name registration issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages or deed poll
      • Guardianship order
      • Marriage certificate issued by Births, Deaths and Marriages (not a church or celebrant issued document).

      If you are a provisional applicant, and you are unable to provide any of the above documentation to confirm a current Tasmanian residential address, you may provide one of the following:

      • Copy of driver licence of either parent (as identified on birth certificate)
      • Letter from current school confirming enrolment and address
      • Concession card - provisional applicant as a listed dependent

      How much it costs

      You must pay a mooring application fee of $115.60 plus a portion of the annual mooring fee (this depends on when in the year you apply).

      Marine and Safety Tasmania provide a handy mooring fee calculator to help you work out the cost.

      Fees and charges last updated 1 July, 2022.

      Payment options

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      More Information

      • If your new mooring is approved, you receive a permit number to mark on your mooring. Penalties apply if the mooring number is not clearly visible at all times.

      Please visit Marine and Safety Tasmania for more information on applying for a new mooring.