Pilot Licence/Exemption from Pilotage Licence - Queensland

Service summary

You require this licence to pilot a ship into a pilotage area. Contact Maritime Safety Queensland for further information.


Service type


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

Definition of terms

Exemption from pilotage licence

a master who holds an exemption from pilotage for the ships in the area. The master personally has the conduct of the ship.


a person licensed as a pilot and who, when on board a ship, has the conduct of it even though the person does not belong to the ship.

Pilotage area endorsement

a Queensland Pilot, or exemption from licence, endorsed to have conduct of a ship as its pilot within specified pilotage area.

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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