Towage Permit - Tasmania


A towage permit is required for a vessel to be towed within Tasmanian waters. If the tow is taking place within port limits only, or if it is a vessel in distress where immediate towage is required for the protection of life and property, then a towage permit is not required.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $142.80

Fees for 2022-23

Apply Licence All $1.82

Travel costs per kilometre travelled. Fees for 2022-23


Act(s) name

Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Marine and Safety (General) Regulations 2013 Tasmania

Additional information

You will not need this permit to:

  • tow vessels within the limits of prescribed ports
  • tow commercial cargo barges
  • tow or assist oil exploration structures
  • tow stranded vessels or vessels in distress.

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.