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Minimum Safe Manning Document - Australian Government


You will need a minimum safe manning document if you are the master of a Regulated Australian Vessel. Minimum safe manning refers to the minimum amount of seafarers required on board to allow a vessel to travel safely from one port to another.

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 a minimum safe manning document you must either:

  • be the master of a Registered Australian Vessel
  • be the master of a Foreign vessel.


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

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Navigation Regulations 2013 Australian Government

Lodgement process


Please lodge your application by email.

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.