NSW Ship Construction Certificate - New South Wales


If you are the master or owner of a prescribed ship you must ensure that you obtain a Ship Construction Certificate before you begin a voyage.

A prescribed ship means an oil tanker that has a gross tonnage of 150 or more, or that is a ship, other than an oil tanker, that has a gross tonnage of 400 or more, that is:

  • a trading ship proceeding on an intrastate voyage
  • an Australian fishing vessel proceeding on a voyage other than an overseas voyage
  • a pleasure vessel.

Please be aware that:

  • you must ensure that the certificate is carried on board the ship
  • if you hold a certificate in a different state or under commonwealth legislation you may not require this certificate
  • the ship must also have adequate insurance.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must:

  • submit declarations of survey in respect of the ship
  • satisfy the Agency that the ship is constructed in accordance with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships 1973 (otherwise known as MARPOL) and the ship's structure, equipment, systems, fittings, arrangements and material fully comply with the relevant provisions of MARPOL.


Five years, unless it is cancelled sooner.


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.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All NSW Ship Construction Certificate - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Marine Pollution Act 2012 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Marine Pollution Regulation 2014 New South Wales

Administering agency

Transport for NSW

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Transport for NSW

New South Wales
Operating address: 18 Lee Street
New South Wales 2008
Mailing address: PO BOX K659
Haymarket, New South Wales 1240
Phone: 02 8202 2200
Fax: 02 8202 2209