Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate - New South Wales

Service summary

If you are the master or owner of a large ship you must ensure that you obtain a Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate before you begin a voyage.

A large ship means a ship:

  • That has a gross tonnage of 400 tons or more;
  • That has a gross tonnage of less than 400 tons and that is certified to carry more than 15 persons; or
  • That does not have a measured tonnage and is certified to carry more than 15 persons.

Please be aware that:

  • You must ensure that the certificate is carried on board the ship;
  • If you hold a certificate in a different state or under commonwealth legislation you may not require this certificate; and
  • The ship must also have adequate insurance.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must:

  • Submit declarations of survey in respect of the ship; and
  • Satisfy the Agency that the ship is constructed in accordance with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973 (otherwise known as MARPOL) and the ship's structure, equipment, systems, fittings, arrangements and material fully comply with the relevant provisions of MARPOL.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


5 years, unless it is cancelled sooner.



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



Sewage Pollution Prevention Certificate - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Transport for NSW

Act(s) name

Marine Pollution Act 2012 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Marine Pollution Regulation 2014 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Transport for NSW

Operating address:
18 Lee Street
New South Wales 2008
Mailing address:
PO Box K659
New South Wales 1240


02 82022200


02 82022209


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