Mooring control areas in WA

Find out about the mooring control areas located in Rockingham, Swan River, Canning River, Peel region, Carnarvon and Albany.

  Swan Canning Riverpark, Mooring Management Program

In 2014, the Department of Transport (DoT) invited comments on the Draft Mooring Management Program (MMP) for the Swan Canning Riverpark.

In partnership with the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW), DoT has developed a Mooring Management Program (MMP) that provides agreement on mooring zones within the Swan Canning Riverpark and management parameters around administration of swing moorings within these zones.

This program was gazetted on the 19 June 2015, and in accordance with Section 53 of the Swan and Canning Rivers Management Act 2006 will allow DoT to administer the moorings within these areas without the need for further planning approvals.

Please refer to the Swan Canning Riverpark: Mooring Management Program (2015).

For further information regarding the Mooring Management Program please contact Department of Transport (08) 9431 1010.

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  Swan and Canning Rivers

The Swan and Canning River Mooring Control Area (MCA) contains 15 separate Mooring Zones with a total of 1,260 private moorings. There are also 32 red public moorings installed by the Swan River Trust at various locations for use by the general public.

The MCA also contains a number of yacht clubs with mooring area licences.

There are currently no plans to release more private moorings within the MCA, and there is no wait list.

The Swan and Canning Rivers MCA was proclaimed in 1998 and is administered under the Mooring Regulations 1998. Thus, it has a different set of terms and conditions.

For information on the use of moorings within the MCA, including terms and conditions, please go to Mooring control area rules.

Opens in a new window Department of Justice: Mooring Regulations 1988 (WA)

  Mangles Bay, Rockingham

There are currently about 480 registered mooring sites within the Mangles Bay Mooring Control Area (MCA) in Rockingham, including:

  • 15 red public courtesy moorings.
  • 5 white emergency moorings.
  • 460 yellow private moorings.

The Cruising Yacht Club, located within the MCA, also has a mooring area licence.

For information on the use of moorings within the MCA, including terms and conditions, please go to Mooring control area rules.

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  Regional mooring control areas

There are 3 Mooring Control Areas (MCAs) in regional Western Australia:

  • Peel MCA created on 16 September 2011.
  • Carnarvon Fascine MCA created on 15 November 2011.
  • Oyster Harbour MCA (Albany) created on 2 December 2011.

For information on the use of moorings within the MCA, including terms and conditions, please go to Mooring control area rules.

  Crabbing restrictions to be introduced from 1st October 2013

New restrictions were introduced from 1st October 2013 for crabbers in the Canning River.

The restrictions have been developed to minimise any inconvenience between skiers, rowers and crabbers.

It is an offence to place crab drop nets in the restricted areas during the nominated times and offenders can be fined.

Please refer to the Canning River Crabbing Restrictions Boating Guide or contact DoT on 13 11 56 to receive a copy.

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  Speed restrictions introduced from 1st October 2013

Swan Canning Riverpark

New speed restrictions and other changes were introduced from 1st October 2013 at increasingly busy parts of the Swan Canning Riverpark to improve safety for all users of the iconic waterway.

To assist boat owners and raise awareness DoT has updated its free Swan Canning Riverpark Boat Guide.

The most significant change was the implementation of a new eight knot limit in Mosman Bay extending upstream of Chidley Point to Freshwater Bay. From 1st October 2013 an eight knot limit will extend from Fremantle Ports to Mosman Bay, reducing speed in one of the busiest part of the river.

The boundary of the water ski areas at Dalkeith and Waylen Bay will also be changed and will be clearly marked with a series of buoys to stop enthusiasts skiing outside of the areas including taking off and landing skiers from and on the shore.

New areas closed to motorised vessels will also be implemented at Freshwater Bay and Rocky Bay in a bid to improve safety by providing separate areas for swimming and craft.

Please refer to the Swan Canning Riverpark Boating Guide or contact DoT on 13 11 56 to receive a copy.

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  Waterways governance, commercial mooring fees

Commercial mooring fees

Fee type Fee
Moorings commercial, annual licence fee $2,600.00

  Waterways governance, Mooring Control Areas, shipping and pilotage fees

Mooring Control Areas, shipping and pilotage fees

Fee type Fee
Mooring Control Areas, shipping and pilotage registration fee $113.30
Mooring Control Areas, annual hiring fee $660.00
Mooring Control Areas, inaugural hiring fee $93.30

  Waterways governance, Swan and Canning River mooring fees

Moorings, Swan/Canning Rivers

Fee type Fee
Swan/Canning Rivers, annual fee per mooring $600.00
Note: In addition to the annual fee the following charges are applicable:
Swan/Canning Rivers, application for mooring licence $110.00
Swan / Canning Rivers, late payment $110.00
Swan/Canning Rivers, exchange of mooring licence $110.00
Swan/Canning Rivers, application for transfer of mooring licence $110.00
Swan/Canning Rivers, substitution of licensed vessel $110.00
Swan/Canning Rivers, application to register additional vessel $110.00

 

Page last updated: Tue Jun 11 2019 5:13:44 PM