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Fee Waiver For DoT Pens And Moorings

Department of Transport is waiving commercial pen and mooring fees for small businesses

To further assist business during the COVID-19 crisis, a special package has been developed targeting small businesses operating from the Department of Transport’s (DoT) 30 harbours and maritime facilities.


As part of the Western Australian Government’s seafood financial assistance package for the seafood industry, the Department of Transport (DoT) is waiving pen and mooring fees for its existing commercial fishing and tourism charter vessel customers at its boat harbours, marinas and mooring control areas, for a 12-month period.

Department of Transport is waiving fees for pen and mooring holders at DoT facilities with a small business in the tourism charter or fishing industry for one year. To see whether your pen or mooring is at a DoT facility, visit the DoT Marine facility locations search page here.

The fee waiver applies from your next vessel accommodation anniversary, so if you have already paid your fees this year your fees will be waived on your next anniversary date.

If this fee relief applies to you/your business, DoT will provide you with further information shortly. For further information, and to see if you are eligible for this fee relief, the FAQs can be found here.

If you’d like to discuss your individual needs, please contact your facility manager or email

As this fee relief applies only to DoT facilities, WAFIC is writing to the Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Ports seeking support for commercial fishers using Port Authority managed facilities. WRL will provide you with an update as further information becomes available.


If your pen or mooring is at neither a DoT nor Port Authority managed facility, please contact Mannie Shea at WAFIC: or 0452 070 037 with your feedback so that WAFIC may enquire as to alternative means of pen or mooring support.


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