Jetty landing and mooring

Moreton Bay Regional Council provides opportunities for commercial boats or vessels to land at specific jetties across the region.

These activities are regulated to ensure they are carried out safely and to prevent nuisances to the surrounding jetty users.

Permits are not required for recreational users of Council controlled landings, jetties, and ramps. However time limits apply.

Commercial and recreational users are not permitted to moor at Council controlled jetties. Council no longer accepts mooring applications from commercial operators. Requests for mooring along the coastline or in waterways in the region such as Beachmere, Bribie passage or Caboolture/Pine river should be directed to Maritime Safety Queensland

You will need to submit an application for approval a minimum of eight weeks before you wish to land a vessel. This allows time to review your submission, request further information, conduct a final assessment and make a decision.

The storage, decanting or refuelling of a vessel on local government owned or controlled landings, jetties or ramps is not permitted. All refuelling over water shall be approved and licensed by the Port of Brisbane Corporation or any other relevant authority.

How to apply

Step 1.Complete a risk management plan

Complete the Risk management plan template(DOCX, 927KB).

Step 2.Take out public liability insurance

Evidence of a current Public liability insurance policy to the value of $20,000,000 should be provided with your application.

Step 3.Collect supporting documents

  • provide copies of a Certificate of Operation & Certificate of Survey (commercial vessels only)
  • provide registration certificate issued by Transport and Main Roads (recreational vessels only)
  • provide a photo of the vessel.

Step 4.Complete an application form

Submit your completed application form along with supporting documentation using any of the below options:

  • by post: mail to Moreton Bay Regional Council PO Box 159 Caboolture QLD 4510
  • by email: mbrc@moretonbay.qld.gov.au
  • in person at a customer service centre.

The applicant for an approval must be a legal entity, such as a person, private company, public company or incorporated association. A partnership, cooperative, unincorporated association, body corporate, strata corporation, trust or political party is not a legal entity and cannot be considered the applicant.

Step 5.Pay fees

In accordance with Council's fees and charges, the costs are: 

A non-refundable application fee ofT953 is payable at the time of application. Council will contact you for payment.

Other fees are payable when your permit is approved or renewed. These fees are:

  • T952 annual commercial fee. Calculated as per person multiplied by the capacity of the boat. This fees is charged on a pro rata monthly basis to 30 September.
  • T957 annual renewal fee.

The renewal period for a permit is from 1 October to 30 September.

Charities and not-for-profit organisations are exempt from paying fees if evidence is provided. 

How long will my application take to be assessed?

Once all supporting documents have been provided, your application will be reviewed and assessed for approval under Local Law No 1 (Administration) 2011. Schedule 8(e)

Initial assessment of your application may take up to five business days. We may go out to consultation with key stakeholders.  

It may take up to 30 business days from initial assessment to decision once all supporting documents have been provided.