Install and use a buoy mooring in Darwin

A buoy mooring is a floating device used to secure vessels. It can be used instead of anchoring and other forms of securing.

To install a buoy mooring for a recreational or commercial vessel, you must have a permit.

Permits are valid for 4 years from the date of issue.

Before you apply

Before you apply, you should read the Darwin buoy mooring standards PDF (952.9 KB).

The standards outline:

  • what information you need to include in your application
  • rules on installation, maintenance and ongoing regulation of buoy moorings required under section 53 of the Ports Management Act 2015.

Apply for a permit

To apply for a mooring permit, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in a mooring permit form:

Apply for a new mooring permit form PDF (581.0 KB)
Apply for a new mooring permit form DOCX (142.0 KB).

Step 2. Email your completed form to rhm@nt.gov.au.

If your application is successful, you will get a permit.

Renew a permit

You can apply to renew your permit 30 days before your current permit expires. You must renew no later than 7 days before the expiry date.

To renew your permit, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in a mooring permit renewal form:

Apply to renew a mooring permit PDF (460.0 KB)
Apply to renew a mooring permit DOCX (145.6 KB).

Step 2. Email your completed form to rhm@nt.gov.au.

If your application is successful, you will get a renewal permit.

Transfer a permit

If you want to transfer a permit to another person, follow these steps:

Step 1. Fill in the transfer a mooring permit form:

Apply to transfer a mooring permit form PDF (460.5 KB)
Apply to transfer a mooring permit form DOCX (144.6 KB).

The new permit holder will also need to sign the form.

Step 2. Email your completed form to rhm@nt.gov.au.

If your application is successful, you will get a revised permit.

Contact

For more information, contact the regional harbourmaster.


Last updated: 25 June 2021

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