Towage Permit - Tasmania


You will need a towage permit if you intend to tow a vessel within Tasmanian waters.

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 where towage is required for the protection of life and property..

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $149.52

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $1.90

Travel costs per kilometre travelled. Fees for 2023-24


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.