Swing moorings in WA waters
Find out about swing moorings managed by the Department of Transport and how to obtain a mooring licence.
What is a swing mooring?
A swing mooring is a vessel 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.
Recreational swing moorings exist in the following Mooring Control Areas:
- Swan and Canning River (Metro)
- Rockingham (Mangles Bay)
- Albany (Oyster Harbour)
- Peel Region (Dawesville)
- Carnarvon Fascine
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