Approval for a Method of Ballast Water Management - Australian Government


You will require this approval if you intend to discharge ballast water from a vessel using a certain method. Ballast water is water that is taken on board by vessels to improve stability and manoeuvrability during transit. This water may contain pests, and unmanaged discharge could potentially introduce invasive marine species.

A method of ballast water management may be a:

  • ballast water treatment system
  • a prototype ballast water treatment system or
  • some other method.

For more information please refer to the fact sheet attached.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any 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.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply Company, Co-operative, Other, Partnership, Sole Trader Australian Ballast Water Management Requirements - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Biosecurity Act 2015 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry

Contact details

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