Towage Permit - Tasmania


You may require this permit if you intend to tow another vessel. A towage permit may be issued for a single tow, or if the towing arrangements are similar in each instance, multiple tows.

This permit is not required for:

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

Please 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 permit you must:

  • complete the appropriate application
  • pay any prescribed fee
  • supply the Authority with any information they require.

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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Towage Permit - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Marine and Safety Authority Act 1997 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Marine and Safety (General) Regulations 2013 Tasmania

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


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)