Approval to Discharge Ballast Water into a Ballast Water Reception Facility - Australian Government

Service summary

From June 2016, you will require this approval if you intend to discharge ballast water from a vessel into a ballast water reception facility in Australia. 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 ballast water reception facility means a facility, including a vessel, for receiving ballast water from vessels for treatment or disposal.

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

Application for Approval to Discharge Ballast Water into a Ballast Water Reception Facility - 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

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