Maritime fees and payments
Find out about maritime fees and payment options.
The Department of Transport (DoT) charges fees for:
- use of our maritime facilities
- use of our service jetties and wharves
- boat registration
- transfer a vessel
- recreational skipper’s ticket
- marine education boatshed facilities and programs.
You can pay for the following online:
- Boat registration
- Jetty, mooring or pen licences
- Fishing licence
Pay without a DoTDirect account
Don't have a DoTDirect online account? If your renewal account is current, you can still pay online by credit card using our online payment facility.
You must have your account number to use this option. Please contact 13 11 56 if you have misplaced or lost your account number.
DoTDirect account log-in
View your boat registration details along with your vehicle and driver's licence information in the one convenient location from a single login with DoTDirect.
You are now able to view your boat details, pay your annual boat registration renewals and transfer the vessels registration from one owner to the next through your DoTDirect online account.
If your renewal account is current, you can pay via phone using your MasterCard or Visa card.
Please call 1300 655 322 (24-hour service) and follow the prompts.
An operator assisted telephone payment service is available 7:00 am to 6:00 pm WST, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
Only credit card payments may be accepted.
|Credit card, EFTPOS, or BasicsCard
|Bankcard, Mastercard, Visa and BasicsCard payments are accepted by all Department of Transport offices
|You may make payment using BPay by using your phone or Internet banking service (currently only available for payments for recreational boat registrations)
|Cash payments are accepted at all Department of Transport offices
|Cheque or Money Order
|Please make cheques or money orders payable to 'Department of Transport'
|In person (metropolitan area)
|Payments may be made at all Driver and Vehicle Services licensing centres in the metropolitan area, as well as participating post offices
|In person (regional area)
|Boat owners in regional areas paying in person can do so at our maritime facilities and regional offices, as well as participating local government offices and post offices
|Please call 13 11 56 and follow the prompts or call 1300 655 322 (24-hour service for credit card payments)
The Maritime facilities: Schedule of fees and charges document below provides additional information about fee calculation and vessel accommodation information for use of DoT managed maritime facilities.
The calculation for the use of DoT’s managed maritime facilities is determined by factors, including:
- vessel length
- vessel type
- period of duration
- type of vessel accommodation.
All fees quoted are inclusive of GST where applicable and should be paid in advance unless otherwise specified in writing by DoT.
For administration purposes fee calculations are rounded to the nearest 5 cents.
The fee for any service or use of facilities not listed in a fee schedule will be charged at cost.
Refer to our maritime facility pages for fees and charges for each location.
For calculation of fees and charges for use of DoT managed maritime facilities, such as pens and berths; vessel length refers to the overall vessel length, including marlin board, sterndrive, bowsprit etc; rounded down to the nearest whole metre
Vessel type definitions
DoT uses the following vessel definitions for calculation of fees and charges for the use of DoT managed maritime facilities:
- Recreational vessel: a vessel held wholly for the purpose of recreational or sporting activities and not for hire or reward
- Commercial vessel: a vessel which is used during any business or in connection with any commercial transaction (excludes service vessels at Exmouth, Onslow, and Point Samson)
- Tourism vessel: Means a vessel used for commercial tourism purposes
- Service vessel: a vessel used during any business not associated with fishing or tourism and excludes Government vessels. Fees pertaining to service vessels apply at Exmouth, Onslow and Point Samson.
- Fishing vessel: a vessel used for catching fish or other living resources of the sea or seabed for trading or manufacturing purposes, but excludes any vessel engaged in harvesting or transportation of algae or aquatic plants.
- Government vessel: a vessel that belongs to, or is vested in, the Commonwealth or a State or Territory of the Commonwealth.
DoT uses the following period definitions for calculation of fees and charges for the use of DoT managed maritime facilities:
- Short-term: Up to 1 hour in any 24 hour period
- Pay 6 hours or part thereof: charged per 6 hour block
- Day: a period of 24 consecutive hours or part thereof
- Week: a period of 7 consecutive days or part thereof
- Month: a calendar month or part thereof (from a specified time/date in one month to the same time/date in the next month)
- Annual/year: a period of 12 consecutive months or part thereof.
Calculation of pen fees for over width vessels
- When a specified CAT pen is available: 150% of the fee for a standard pen of the same pen length
- When a vessel requires two standard pens: 100% of the fee for each of the two pens being utilised
- For a CAT at the head of a jetty or those fitting into a standard size pen: Same fee as a standard width vessel for the pen or berth
- Daily fee for an over width vessel using a CAT pen: Same daily fee applicable for a commercial or recreational vessel of the same length will be applied
For more information on vessel accommodation and service jetty fees, download the Maritime facilities: Schedule of fees and charges – Frequently Asked Questions document below.
|Maritime facilities: Schedule of fees and charges – Frequently Asked Questions (2023/2024)
Recreational fishing licences are administered by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).
You can apply for or renew a recreational fishing licence using DoTDirect.
Find more information on fishing licences and payment options on DPIRD’s Recreational Fishing Licences page.