Restricted Use Flag - Queensland

Service summary

Restricted Use Flag applies to vessels registered under the Queensland Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994. For further information contact Maritime Safety Queensland.

Service type


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

Definition of terms

Restricted use flag

means a flag authorising the operation of a ship for any of the following: Division 8 Restricted use flag; 80 Consent to use restricted use flag: the general manager may consent to the use of a restricted use flag for a ship; the general manager may give the consent for the ship only if the general manager is satisfied the ship is safe to operate for its intended area of operation; a consent may authorize the operation of the ship for any of the following purposes, to the extent stated in the consent: a genuine trial, test or demonstration of the ship''s seaworthiness or some other operational aspect of the ship or its equipment; a demonstration or display purpose associated with the sale of the ship; building, disposing of, fitting out, relocating, removing or repairing the ship; if the building of a ship has been completed, use of the ship as a commercial ship or fishing ship while the certificates and documents required under section 65 or 68 for registration of the ship are being obtained; use for a purpose necessarily directed at maintaining the effectiveness and efficiency of the Queensland maritime industry. The procedure for obtaining the consent is in part 6.



Issue of initial flag


Issue of second or subsequent flag


Issue of a flag for 1 month or less for a ship 50m or less


Issue of a flag for 1 month or less for a ship more than 50m but not more than 80m


Issue of a flag for 1 month or less for a ship more than 80m but not more than 150m


Issue of a flag for 1 month or less for a ship more than 150m but not more than 200m


Issue of a flag for 1 month or less for a ship more than 200m


Replacement flag

Administering agency

Maritime Safety Queensland
Safety Standards Branch

Act(s) name

Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Regulation 2016 (Queensland)

Contact details

Brisbane Office
Maritime Safety Queensland
Safety Standards Branch

Operating address:
Macarthur Avenue East
Queensland 4008


07 3632 7500

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