Approval for a Method of Ballast Water Management - Australian Government


From June 2016, you will require this approval if you intend to discharge ballast water from a vessel using a certain method. Ballast water is port water that is taken up by ships. It may be held in tanks on board to improve stability and manoeuvrability during transit. This water may contain pests.

A method of ballast water management may be a

  • ballast water treatment system
  • a prototype ballast water treatment system or
  • some other method.

The method of management may also be approved if the method has been approved by a foreign country in accordance with the Ballast Water Convention.

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

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.




Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Administering agency

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Contact details

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


Operating address: 18 Marcus Clarke Street
Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: GPO BOX 858
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 03 8318 6700
Phone: 1800 900 090