Port Phillip seasonal moorings
Parks Victoria is excited to announce that an additional 37 seasonal moorings from Blairgowrie to Tootgarook will be available to book for the 2019/20 season. Please refer to the seasonal mooring maps for the location of these moorings. The seasonal mooring sites are intentionally shallow so that mooring holders can walk out to their vessels.
Bookings will open at 12.00pm on 20 December 2019, with access to these moorings from 23 December 2019.
The seasonal mooring maps have been updated, please ensure you review the maps prior to booking.
Please note, the booking period and cost will remain the same as stated below, with the exception of the start date - now 23 December 2019.
Seasonal moorings can be booked online for the full season or half season and are allocated on a first-in, first-served basis.
|Full season - 20/12/2019 to 17/05/2020||$484.30
|1st half season - 20/12/2019 to 18/02/2020||$363.00
|2nd half season - 19/02/2020 to 17/05/2020||
When booking you will be required to provide the following details:
• Vessel name
• Vessel registration
• Vessel dimensions (length, beam and draft) in metres.
• Payment (credit card) information
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Who owns the seasonal mooring?
Parks Victoria owns the seasonal moorings which have been installed by an Authorised Mooring Tackle Contractor.
Can I share the seasonal mooring I have booked with vessels owned by other people?
No. Only the vessel that is listed on the application form can use the seasonal mooring. Seasonal mooring applicants must be the owner of the vessel listed on the application form.
What do I do if a vessel from a neighbouring mooring impacts on my vessel?
Contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963 and provide all relevant details of the offending mooring and vessel if available, such as the mooring site number, vessel registration and vessel name.
What do I do if another vessel is using the seasonal mooring I have booked?
Contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963 and provide details of the offending vessel if available, such as vessel registration and vessel name. Parks Victoria will address any dispute over occupancy.
What do I do if my vessel comes off the seasonal mooring?
Check attachment points of seasonal mooring and fittings of vessel. It is the responsibility of the vessel owner to ensure that the vessel is inspected frequently and is maintained in a safe and seaworthy condition.
What do I do if the seasonal mooring is not suitable for my vessel?
Seasonal moorings must not be modified by vessel owners in any way. Contact Parks Victoria for advice.
What do I do if the seasonal mooring tackle or buoy is damaged?
Remove vessel from the seasonal mooring and contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963.
What do I do in the event of forecast storm warnings?
Remove the vessel from the seasonal mooring and retrieve via the nearest boat ramp.
What size and type of vessel can apply for a seasonal mooring?
The seasonal moorings are suitable for trailerable vessels up to 7 metres.
When can I use the seasonal mooring?
If you have booked a seasonal mooring it can be used for the nominated time on your application form. The seasonal moorings can be booked for a full season or half of the season.
Port Phillip Seasonal Moorings
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Port Phillip Heads Marine National Park
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