Apply for a buoy mooring assessment

Get Marine Safety SA to assess the suitability of the location of your proposed buoy mooring on navigational safety.

After getting an assessment from Marine Safety SA, you'll need to get your own independent advice regards the suitability of the mooring and its suitability for your boat.

When applying for a bouy mooring assessment you'll need to meet certain requirements and provide some documentation.

What you'll need

No fees apply.

What you'll need

Before completing this application:

  • the boat must be registered or surveyed
  • if the proposed location of the buoy mooring is within a sanctuary zone of a marine park you'll require a marine park permit.

You must include details about:

  • the boat owner
  • the boat to be moored
  • the proposed mooring including:
    • the buoy colour (it mustn't be mistaken for a navigational aid)
    • GPS coordinates
    • a map or diagram of the area.

What happens next

You'll receive an assessment in the mail within 3 weeks of lodging the application.

If you apply using your mySAGOV account, you can check the status of your application.

Next steps

After getting an assessment from Marine Safety SA, you'll need to get your own independent advice regards the suitability of the mooring and its suitability for your boat.

For advice contact the relevant authorities for:

If applicable you'll also need to check with your local council as a development application may be required.

Moorings are non-transferable, and it is the owner's responsibility to maintain the mooring. If the mooring is impacting the safety of navigation or property (including other boats) it will be required to be removed or relocated at the owner's expense.


Contact Marine Safety SA

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Page last updated 16 December 2022

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