Ship Safety Certificate - Australian Government


You will require these certificates if you are the operator of a regulated Australian vessel, domestic commercial vessel or a recreational vessel that has Australian nationality.

There are several kinds of safety certificates, including:

  • passenger ship safety certificate
  • passenger ship short voyage safety certificate
  • cargo ship safety construction certificate
  • cargo ship safety equipment certificate
  • cargo ship safety radio certificate
  • cargo ship safety certificate
  • exemption certificate
  • non-SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) certificate
  • certificate of survey for a passenger ship
  • certificate of survey for a cargo ship
  • certificate of survey for a fishing vessel.

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 these certificates you must ensure your vessel is operating in accordance to the criteria prescribed by the regulations.


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Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Navigation Regulations 2013 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Navigation Safety and International Division

Contact details

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