Permit to Operate a Sea Installation - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to build and operate a sea installation. A sea installation is any man made structure that is either attached to the sea floor or floating on the surface.

Types of installations include:

  • Floating hotels or pontoons;
  • Floating tourist facilities;
  • Artificial islands;
  • Submarine power cables; and
  • Scientific and research facilities.

You will not be required to obtain a permit for:

  • Mariculture platforms used solely for rearing and harvesting fish, crustaceans or mollusc;
  • Any fishing equipment or fish aggregating device used by licensed fishing vessels;
  • Cargo ships;
  • Vessels used for sea dumping;
  • Licensed pearling vessels;
  • Historic shipwrecks;
  • Navigational aids;
  • Resource industry fixed and movable structures such as pipelines and offshore exploration facilities;
  • Installations that belong to the Australian Defence Force or the Defence Force of a foreign nation;
  • Submarine telecommunications cables; or
  • Petroleum pipelines.

Certain exemption certificates may also be granted in place of a permit, if you are unsure if this applies to you 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

Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to 15 years.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees vary depending on individual circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for fee information.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Permit to Operate a Sea Installation - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of the Environment and Energy
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division

Act(s) name

Sea Installations Act 1987 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Sea Installations Regulations 1989 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Sea Dumping Section
Department of the Environment and Energy
Wildlife, Heritage and Marine Division


Mailing address:
GPO BOX 787
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 62741111

Supporting information

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