Approval of a Ballast Water Management Plan for an Australian Vessel - Australian Government

Service summary

From June 2016, you will require this approval if you intend to develop a ballast water management plan for your vessel. Ballast water is port water that is taken up by ships. It may be held in tanks on board to improve stability and maneuverability during transit. This water may contain pests.

A ballast water management plan is a document that deals with ballast water management and the disposal of sediments from the vessel's ballast water. Once you have been approved you will be issued with a ballast management certificate that certifies that your vessel has a ballast water management plan that has been approved.

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
Ballast Water Report (Other Than Ballast Water Management Systems) - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window

Application for Approval of a Ballast Water Management Plan for an Australian Vessel - 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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