Pilotage Provider Licence - Australian Government


You will require this licence if you intend to offer pilot training services and provide licensed pilots to vessels. There are four classes of licence:

  • Trainee Licence
  • Restricted Licence
  • Unrestricted Licence
  • Check Pilot Licence.

A Restricted pilot licence means that a pilot is authorised to pilot a ship in the identified pilotage area, but cannot pilot:

  • a loaded oil tanker
  • a loaded chemical tanker
  • a loaded gas carrier
  • in a pilotage area other than the Hydrographers passage, a ship that exceeds the draught endorsed on the restricted pilot licence.

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.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 54 (Coastal pilotage) 2014 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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Navigation Safety and International Division

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