Certificate of Survey for a Commercial Vessel - Tasmania


You may require this certificate if you intend to operate a commercial vessel in Australian waters. A commercial vessel is any vessel that is used for commercial, government or research activities.

This certificate is required for:

  • all new vessels
  • vessels that have had their class or specification changed
  • vessels that have been significantly modified
  • vessels that have not previously held valid certification.

Please note that your vessel may have to undergo a safety and construction check before it will be certified.

If you plan to operate a vessel commercially in Tasmanian waters you are advised to 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 for this certificate, you must have your vessel inspected and pay the required fees.

You may have to provide plans, specifications, certificates, calculations and other information to establish that your vessel and motor adhere to certain safety standards.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information on these requirements.


Valid in most cases for 5 years.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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

Act(s) name

Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Regulation 2013 TAS

Administering agency

Marine and Safety Tasmania

Contact details

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


Marine and Safety Tasmania

Operating address: Port Tower Building
Level 1
18 Hunter Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 607
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 1300 135 513
Phone: 03 6235 8888
Fax: 03 6233 5662
Email: admin@mast.tas.gov.au
Website: Marine and Safety Tasmania (Opens in new window)