Local Knowledge Certificate - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this certificate if you are the master of a commercial vessel and intend to enter or leave an area that the Safety Director has declared to need a Local Knowledge Certificate. These areas are declared in the gazette.

The minimum lengths for vessels who require this certificate are:

  • Trading vessels twelve metres or greater; or
  • Fishing vessels thirty-five metres or greater.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Licence

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:

  • Apply using the required form;
  • Hold a valid certificate of competency for the vessel you are in charge of;
  • Have done the required training and have obtained the relevant qualifications; and
  • Pay the prescribed fees.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing requirements

Ongoing professional training requirements may apply.

Duration

5 years.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Other resources

Application

Apply

Please lodge your application, fee, and any associated documents directly with the Agency. You will need to attach to your application:

  • Evidence of completed training;
  • Evidence that you hold a current certificate of competency for the vessel you are in charge of;
  • Evidence that you have sufficient knowledge and experience within the port waters for which you intend the certificate to apply; and
  • Any other documentation as required by the Agency.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Transport Safety Victoria

Act(s) name

Marine Safety Act 2010 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Marine Safety Regulations 2012 (Victoria)

Contact details

Maritime Safety
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Transport Safety Victoria


Operating address:
121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2797
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

1800 223 022
information@transportsafety.vic.gov.au

Supporting information

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