You will be required to pay this levy if you operate a vessel that is more than 24 metres in length and contains more than 10 tonnes of oil in bulk as fuel or cargo.
The purpose of this levy is to ensure there are adequate funds to clean any environmental damage from pollution if the responsible person is unable to be identified.
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.
Please consult directly with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.
The duration is 3 months. Payments must be made quarterly
The levy is currently 11.25 cents per net registered ton per quarter, with a minimum of $10 per quarter.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Navigation Safety & International Division
Protection of the Sea (Shipping Levy) Act 1981 (Australian Government)
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