Provisional Registration Certificate - Australian Government


You will need this registration if you are operating an Australian vessel where the registration certificate is lost, destroyed or lodged while the vessel was at a foreign port or at sea.

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 to receive this registration you must:

  • submit an application providing information about the ship, boat or vessel you are registering
  • provide a declaration of ownership and nationality
  • provide a tonnage certificate (if any)
  • provide identification documentation for the ship, boat or vessel that is either from the last place of registration or the manufacturer (builder's certificate).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


6 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $333.00 Fees for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Shipping Registration Act 1981 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Shipping Registration Regulations 2019 Australian Government

Additional information

A provisional registration certificate has the same effect as a registration certificate until either:

  •  the ship arrives at an Australian port
  • 6 months has passed since the certificate was granted.

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Shipping Registration Office

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:


Shipping Registration Office

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Operating address: 82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon, Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6279 5000