Pilotage Exemption Certificate - South Australia


You will need this certificate if you are the master of a vessel and you intend to navigate a vessel over 35 metres in length through a prescribed compulsory pilotage area. Prescribed areas include:

  • Port Adelaide
  • Port Augusta
  • Port Bonython
  • Port Giles
  • Port Lincoln
  • Port Pirie
  • Thevenard
  • Wallaroo
  • Whyalla.

Pilotage exemption certificates exist for the following categories:

  • category 1 - vessels up to 65 metres in length
  • category 2 - vessels up to 155 metres in length
  • category 3 - vessels up to 185 metres in length.

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 this certificate you must:

  • hold a certificate of competency for a vessel of the relevant length category
  • have undertaken a qualifying voyage or voyages.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount
Apply Licence All $692.00
General Duplicate Certificate All $65.00
Renew Renewal All $344.00

Administering agency

Department for Infrastructure and Transport

Maritime Safety

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:


Maritime Safety

Department for Infrastructure and Transport

South Australia
Operating address: 13 Kateena Street
Regency Park, South Australia 5010
Mailing address: PO BOX 2526
Regency Park, South Australia 5942
Phone: 1300 183 046
Email: dpti.recreationalboatingunit@sa.gov.au