Business and industry

Find out about the financial assistance provided to business and industry by the WA Government in response to COVID-19.

The WA State Government has announced several assistance packages for transport business and industry operators as a result of the financial impact of COVID-19.

  Maritime assistance package for small business

We have introduced a financial assistance package for small businesses operating from our 30 harbours and marinas.


If your small business has a current lease with DoT for premises at a maritime facility, you may be eligible for immediate rent relief for six months. All lessees will be contacted by DoT but in the meantime see our FAQs for more information.

DoT pen and mooring holders

Businesses with tourism charter or fishing vessels penned or moored at a DoT maritime facility will have their accommodation fees waived for one year. See our FAQs for further information.

The COVID-19 Response and Economic Recovery Omnibus Act 2020 validated eligible vessel accommodation fee waivers made from 1 April 2020 to 11 March 2021, with Section 8 of the Act also empowering the CEO to administratively waive, reduce or refund fees by way of written order, until the end of 2021.

Not all eligible operators were able to access their fee waiver or exhaust their fee relief amount during the initial validation period. The below CEO Order provides authority for any outstanding waivers or reductions through to the end of 2021.


Translating and interpreting

Translation and interpreter services are available for DoT customers. For further information about COVID in languages other than English, visit COVID-19 coronavirus: Advice in other languages.

Page last updated: Fri Dec 16 2022 11:23:44 AM