Swing moorings in WA waters
Find out about moorings managed by the Department of Transport, and how to obtain a mooring licence.
Swing moorings and fees
What is a swing mooring?
In simple terms, a swing mooring is a storage solution consisting of an anchorage set deep into the seabed to which a chain/rope connects, running to a buoy on the surface. When the direction of wind or tide changes the mooring moves in a circle, hence the name swing mooring.
The Department of Transport administers swing mooring licences in accordance with the Mooring Regulations 1998. A copy of the Regulations can be found at the Department of Justice Western Australian legislation website below.
All mooring site licences will have a set of conditions associated to the class of mooring. Conditions of the licence set out requirements the licensee must adhere to on top of the regulations.
- Recreational shared use mooring site licence conditions
- Recreational exclusive use mooring site licence conditions
- Commercial General mooring site licence conditions
- Shared Use Mooring System (SUMS) conditions
To find out about the scheduled fees for moorings, visit Marine fees and payments.