Pilotage Exemption Certificate - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this certificate if you want to dispense with the services of a pilot when commanding ships for which a pilot would otherwise be required.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further 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 for this certificate, you must:

  • Hold a certificate of competency as an Australian Master Class 1 or an equivalent certificate or experience and qualification approved by the Authority;
  • Have served aboard a vessel with no less than 1 first mate, navigating the area to which the exemption applies for no less than 12 months immediately prior to application;
  • Produce a medical certificate that meets the specified requirements; and
  • Pass any training or examinations required by the Authority.

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



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



Application for Pilotage Exemption Certificate - You will need to contact the relevant port authority to obtain this form.



You will need to lodge your application with the relevant port authority (Hobart, Burnie, Launceston or Devonport).

Administering agency

Marine and Safety Tasmania

Act(s) name

Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Marine and Safety (Pilotage and Navigation) Regulations 2017 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Marine and Safety Tasmania

Operating address:
5 Franklin Wharf
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


03 6235 8888


1300 135 513


03 6233 5662


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