Aquatic events

This page outlines what an aquatic event is and how, when and where to apply for an aquatic event licence.

An aquatic event is any activity which restricts the availability of navigable waters for normal use by the public.

Transport for NSW imposes penalties for aquatic events held without an aquatic event licence. There are a range of situations When you need an aquatic event licence.

To apply for an aquatic event licence, you’ll need to:

  • submit your application
  • submit your supporting documentation
  • pay the appropriate fees.

You must submit your application at least 6 weeks before the event. If this is not done the application may be refused. You should allow more time for more complex activities. For more information refer to Aquatic event licences.

For guidance on planning a public event, refer to the NSW Government's Event Starter Guide.

For any other information contact Transport on 13 12 36.

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