Priority Waiting Lists
What is a Priority Waiting List?
Priority Waiting Lists exist for each designated mooring area where mooring sites are not immediately available. These lists have been developed to ensure fair and equitable access for all users.
Process for accepting a private mooring offer
When a site becomes available and you’re at the top of the Priority Waiting List, the following process will apply:
- You’ll receive a formal letter, offering you the mooring site
- We then require your written acceptance within 14 days from the date of the offer.
If you accept the offer, you’ll have 45 calendar days from the date of the offer in which to:
- Have a suitable vessel registered in your name
- Pay the appropriate mooring fees
- Arrange for a mooring contractor to place a mooring apparatus in the position determined by the Boating Safety Officer.
If you’re unable to accept the offer at the time, you may make a written request to remain on the Priority Waiting List, however you’ll be placed at the bottom of the list.
If you don’t respond to the offer within 14 days, we’ll take reasonable steps to contact you. Where we’re not able to contact you, your name will be removed from the Priority Waiting List. In this instance, no refund of Priority Waiting List fees will be issued unless requested in writing.
Keeping applicants up to date
In order to provide applicants with adequate notice of impending offers of a mooring site, letters are issued every three months to the top five applicants on each Priority Waiting List.
These letters indicate:
- Their position on the Priority Waiting List
- The date of the last offer of a mooring in that area
- The number of moorings allocated in that area during the last 12 months.
See How to apply to be on a Priority Waiting List for more information.