You may apply for a general licence to authorise your vessel to be used to engage in coastal trading if the vessel is registered in the Australian General Shipping Register and you are the owner, charterer, master or agent of the vessel. Your application must relate to one vessel only and must be in writing and be accompanied by the following:
- Your Client Reference Number (CRN);
- Evidence that the vessel is registered in the Australian General Shipping Register;
- A statement that each seafarer working on the vessel, when the vessel is used to engage in coastal trading, is or will hold Australian citizenship or a permanent visa or a temporary visa that does not prohibit the seafarer from performing the work he or she performs on the vessel;
- The application fee; and
- Any other information prescribed by the regulations.
If you are seeking to apply for more than one vessel a separate application must be made for each vessel. Conditions and reporting requirements may be placed on your licence.
Separate eligibility requirements may apply for transitional, temporary and emergency licences.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.