Approval for a Method of Ballast Water Management - Australian Government

Service summary

From June 2016, you will require this approval if you intend to discharge ballast water from a vessel using a certain method. Ballast water is port water that is taken up by ships. It may be held in tanks on board to improve stability and manoeuvrability during transit. This water may contain pests.

A method of ballast water management may be a

  • ballast water treatment system
  • a prototype ballast water treatment system or
  • some other method.

The method of management may also be approved if the method has been approved by a foreign country in accordance with the Ballast Water Convention.

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 with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Duration

Ongoing.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Forms

 Resources
Apply Ballast Water Report - Ballast Water Management Systems - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Application for Approval for a Method of Ballast Water Management - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Act(s) name

Biosecurity Act 2015 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Operating address:
18 Marcus Clarke Street
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address:
General Post Office Box 858
Canberra,Australian Capital Territory,2601
Australia

Phone:

1800900090

Phone:

03 83186700

Supporting information

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