Certificate of Equivalence (COE) - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this certificate if you intend to work on board a ship in Australian waters that is listed in the Australian International Shipping Register, and if you are not an Australian National or Resident. You may still be employed on an International Register Vessel as a Master, Chief Mate, Chief or First Engineer if you have a foreign certificate and have a Certificate of Equivalence (COE).

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

A COE is only valid for service on ships registered in the AISR. To apply you must:

  • Hold a foreign certificate; and
  • Not qualify as an Australian National or an Australian Resident.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Navigation Safety & International Division

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Navigation Regulations 2013 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Navigation Safety & International Division

Operating address:
82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address:
GPO Box 2181
Canberra
Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

02 62795664

Fax:

02 62795966

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