Jetty landing and mooring

Moreton Bay Regional Council provides opportunities for commercial boats or vessels to land or moor 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. Recreational users can not apply for mooring permits. 

Mooring is only available at Redcliffe jetty. 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

If you are a commercial operator and wish to land or moor a vessel, you will need to submit an application for approval a minimum of eight weeks prior to the commencement of your proposed activity. 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 a Risk management plan, a plan can be found on the internet, or a template is provided to assist if required.

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.

Step 5.Pay a non-refundable application fee

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

Jetty Landing

  • T953 non-refundable application fee
  • T952 annual commercial fee. Calculated as per person multiplied by the capacity of the boat
  • T957 annual renewal fee.

Jetty Mooring

  • T956 non-refundable application fee
  • a T955 annual commercial fee. Calculated by per linear metre of vessel length
  • a T954 annual renewal fee.

The non-refundable application fee is payable upon application, Council will contact you to organise payment. Annual fees are charged upon approval and annually on 30 September, a separate invoice will be issued. Charities and not-for-profit organisations are exempt from paying fees. Evidence must be provided.

Permits are renewed on an annual basis from 1 October to 30 September. 

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.