Application for Load Line Certificate - Australian Government


If you are the master or own a ship over 24 meters in length, you must obtain a load line certificate.

Fishing vessels and vessels operating solely on the basis of the maximum number of passengers permitted to be carried being a smooth water vessel or partially smooth water vessel are exempt from this certificate.

You can apply for a load line certificate using the certificate of survey application form.

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:

  • make sure your vessel complies with relevant parts of the USL code
  • complete any relevant forms
  • pay any prescribed fees

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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

Act(s) name

Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 507 (Load Line Certificates - National Law) 2018 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Ship Safety Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Ship Safety Division

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Operating address: 82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon, Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Toll Free: 1800 627 484
Phone: 02 6279 5000