If you operate a vessel within Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) you may apply to opt-in to the regulation of the Navigation Act 2012.
Operators of vessels that have been approved as sea-worthy and registered may receive an opt-in declaration.
Please note that the Agency has advised that this code is called up in Marine Orders - Part 1: Administration.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
Vessels will be required to maintain class survey and to hold appropriate certification. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority may be required to inspect your vessel ensuring that it complies with the International Safety Management Code.
To be eligible for an opt-in declaration, your vessel must not be:
- A recreational vessel;
- A Class 1E vessel;
- A Class 2D or 2E vessel;
- A Class 3B, 3C, 3D or 3E vessel; or
- A Class 4C, 4D or 4E vessel.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Opt-in Declaration Application - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Navigation Safety and International Division
Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)
Navigation Regulations 2013 (Australian Government)
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