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 four 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 seven 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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