Opt-in Declaration - Australian Government

Service summary

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.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

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.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Opt-in Declaration Application - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Other resources

 Resources
Comply Marine Order 1 - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Navigation Safety & International Division

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Navigation Regulations 2013 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Navigation Safety & International Division

Operating address:
82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address:
GPO Box 2181
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 62795664

Fax:

02 62795966

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