Certificate for the Carriage of Livestock - Australian Government


You will require this certificate if you intend to transport livestock from Australia by ship.

A certificate demonstrates the fitness of a ship for the transport of livestock, and is a compulsory requirement for any vessel which is permanently equipped for the carriage of livestock.

The Agency must be notified of any intention to transport livestock in order to assess the condition of the ship prior to voyage.

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 for this certificate you must demonstrate that your vessel meets the standards prescribed by the Agency.


Five years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $272.00 Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 43 (Cargo and cargo handling - Livestock) 2018 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

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:

Livestock Enquiries

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
Email: livestock@amsa.gov.au