Alpine Waters Mooring Scheme
Transport for NSW, in collaboration with Snowy Hydro, have established mooring licencing arrangements for Lake Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene. Find out about mooring licences on Alpine waters.
Applying for a mooring licence on alpine waters
Private mooring licences are no longer available on Alpine waterways, with existing licences being phased out.
Commercial mooring licences are available under certain circumstances.
To apply for a commercial mooring licence under the NSW Alpine Waters Mooring Scheme, complete a commercial mooring licence application and submit it by post or email.
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Special conditions and regulations for alpine waters moorings
Special conditions apply to all moorings on alpine waters due to the:
- unique environmental characteristics of alpine lakes
- significance as drinking water and hydro-electric power generation sources.
These conditions have been negotiated with Snowy Hydro and will be applied by Transport under the Ports and Maritime Administration Regulation 2012 (Clause 67ZA).
Vessels moored on alpine waters will not be permitted to have:
- an engine with a power rating of more than 4.0 kilowatts (5.5 horse power) permanently installed
- fossil fuels stored on board when the vessel is not operated for more than 24 hours, with the exception of a sealed portable plastic fuel tank not exceeding 20 litres in capacity
- batteries (other than sealed batteries) stored on board when the vessel is not operated for more than 24 hours. Batteries of other types (such as lead-acid batteries) must be removed from the vessel after use
- a marine toilet installed with plumbing that connects the toilet to a hull opening. Portable toilets may be used, but must be removed from the vessel after use.
Mooring apparatus on alpine waters
Any mooring apparatus used in conjunction with a mooring licence on alpine waters must be constructed appropriately in line with state-wide best practice. In general this means the use of:
- concrete blocks with galvanised steel connection points, galvanised swivel
- galvanised chain with minimum 12mm chain diameter
- nylon rope with minimum 12mm diameter
- a numbered and relevant coloured buoy.
These alpine waters specific mooring licence conditions are in addition to standard conditions applicable to all vessels subject to a Transport mooring licence in NSW.
Allocations and modifications
Transport have allocated:
- 15 sites at The Haven on Lake Jindabyne
- 12 sites at Eucumbene Cove on Lake Eucumbene with a maximum vessel length of 8 metres.
Sites will be allocated on a priority basis in accordance with the date each application is received.
If all 12 sites are allocated, additional applications will be placed on a priority list and offered the next available site.
Clubs and businesses which meet established criteria may apply for a Club Mooring Licence and may request modification of the above licence conditions.
To do so, you can fill out an application for a club mooring licence.
Any such applications will be considered by Transport in consultation with Snowy Hydro.