Seasonal Moorings

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Applications for the 2019-20 seasonal mooring period open at 12:00pm (noon) Wednesday 13 November 2019.

Port Phillip is a popular location to enjoy foreshore camping and boating over the summer period. Parks Victoria has installed 34 environmentally-friendly swing moorings to provide seasonal mooring opportunities for campers and visitors accessing the Mornington Peninsula. These moorings cater for vessels up to 7 metres and can be booked for exclusive use, reducing unsafe mooring practices and boat ramp congestion.

Seasonal Mooring Locations

Seasonal moorings are located adjacent to the Tyrone Foreshore, between White Cliffs Road, Rye and St Johns Wood Rd, Blairgowrie. The seasonal mooring sites are intentionally shallow so that mooring holders can walk out to their vessels.

Map of the seasonal moorings including site numbers and locations. (PDF 1mb)

Booking a Seasonal Mooring

Moorings can be booked online and are allocated on a first in, first served basis.

The following fees apply for 2019/20

 Period  Dates  Costs
 Full Season  30/11/2019 – 28/04/2020  $484.30
 1st Half of Season   30/11/2019 – 31/01/2020  $363.00
 2nd Half of Season
 30/1/2020 – 28/04/2020  $242.10

Frequently Asked Questions

Who owns the seasonal mooring?
Parks Victoria owns the seasonal moorings and has them installed by an Authorised Mooring Tackle Contractor.

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.

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.

What size and type of vessel can apply for a seasonal mooring?
The seasonal moorings are suitable for trailerable vessels up to 7 metres.

Can I share the seasonal mooring I have booked with vessels owned by other people?
No. Only the vessel that is listed on the permit 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 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 tackle or buoy is damaged?
Remove vessel from the seasonal mooring and contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963.

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. In an emergency contact 000

What do I do if the seasonal mooring is not suitable for my vessel?
All vessels on seasonal moorings are limited to 7 metres. Seasonal moorings must not be modified by vessel owners in any way. Contact Parks Victoria for advice.

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.

Seasonal Mooring Permit Conditions

The Mooring

  • The approved Parks Victoria buoy must remain visibly fitted with the allocated site identification tag. The seasonal mooring site identification tag must be returned to Parks Victoria Rosebud Office, Moorings and Berths, 2 Hinton St, Rosebud VIC 3939 before the end of the final validity date of the permit. Office hours are 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.
  • Mooring tackle is the property of Parks Victoria and must not be modified by seasonal mooring permit holders in any way. Parks Victoria has installed the seasonal moorings and therefore retains responsibility for the maintenance and serviceability of the mooring. Any deviation from the current configuration is not permitted.
  • The permit or mooring is not transferrable to another person or vessel.

The Vessel

  • Must be registered at all times in the name of the permit holder. No other vessel is to occupy the mooring without approval from Parks Victoria.
  • Must be no longer than 7m in length and comply with the Marine Safety Act 2012. 
  • Must clearly display the vessel’s registration number and identification markings.
  • Should be trailerable to allow removal in case of severe weather events. 
  • It is the permit holder’s responsibility to ensure that the vessel is inspected frequently and is maintained in a safe and seaworthy condition
  • The permit holder must not allow any person/s to reside on the registered vessel occupying the seasonal mooring.


  • Parks Victoria does not warrant that the site (mooring or berth) is suitable for the vessel and is not liable in any way for any loss, damage, or liability suffered by the holder of this permit in relation to the Vessel, or as a result of any action taken by Parks Victoria to ensure the safe and efficient operations of the local port.

Failure to comply with the above conditions may result in the cancellation of the mooring permit.

Please be aware that your mooring booking is not guaranteed until you finalise payment at checkout. 





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You must agree to the terms and conditions before proceeding to book a mooring.