Opt-in Declaration - Australian Government


If you operate a vessel within Australia's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) you may apply to opt-in to the regulation of the Navigation Act 2012.

Operators of vessels that have been approved as sea-worthy and registered may receive an opt-in declaration.

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 an opt-in declaration, your vessel must not be a:

  • recreational vessel
  • Class 1E vessel
  • Class 2D or 2E vessel
  • Class 3B, 3C, 3D or 3E vessel
  • Class 4C, 4D or 4E vessel.

Vessels will be required to maintain class survey and to hold appropriate certification.


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 All Marine Order 1 (Administration) (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 1 (Administration) 2013 Australian Government

Navigation Regulations 2013 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Navigation Safety and International Division

Contact details

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