National Standard for Commercial Vessels - Tasmania


You will be required to comply with these standards if you intend to undertake any of the following activities:

  • design a domestic commercial vessel
  • construct a domestic commercial vessel
  • crew a domestic commercial vessel
  • survey a domestic commercial vessel
  • operate a domestic commercial vessel.

A commercial vessel is a vessel which is used in the course of any business or commercial transaction.

The National Standards for Commercial Vessels is progressively being introduced to replace the Uniform Shipping Laws Code.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012 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
Website: Marine and Safety Tasmania (Opens in new window)