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Shipping and Pilotage Port Areas
Responsible agency
Department of Transport
Summary
The Shipping and Pilotage Act 1967 (WA) governs shipping and pilotage in and about ports, boat harbours and mooring control areas of the State. These ports are generally single user facilities operated by resource companies with limited guidance from the State Government, other than safety controls. 
Description

The Shipping and Pilotage Act 1967 (WA) governs shipping and pilotage in and about ports, boat harbours and mooring control areas of the State.

A total of 9 ports and 13 commercial port facilities have been declared under the Act.

Apart from Derby and Wyndham, these ports are generally single user facilities operated by resource companies with limited guidance from the State Government, other than safety controls. However, these ports are expected to be progressively brought under the jurisdiction of relevant port authorities, after July 2014.

For further information, see www.transport.wa.gov.au/imarine/ports-legislation-and-policies.asp or contact the Department of Transport on 1300 863 308, email coastaldata@transport.wa.gov.au.  

Date updated
09/12/2013 19:15:04