Boating Activity Exemptions - Victoria


You will require this exemption if you intend to conduct activities in State waters that will cause an offence or will be contrary to laws or rules. This exemption will only be granted for certain waters. This exemption can be used so that on-water events and works can be conducted.

Applications for this exemption must be made to the relevant waterway management, port or local port management body for waters under their control or to Maritime Safety Victoria is there is no waterway manager.

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 an exemption, you must:

  • apply in writing
  • describe the boating activity
  • specify the time period of the activity
  • set out reasons for the exemption
  • set out risks and how they will be managed
  • pay the prescribed fee.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

No fees are required.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Marine Safety Act 2010 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Marine Safety Regulations 2012 Victoria

Approval time

You must lodge your application within a minimum of three weeks - and ideally six weeks - before your event.

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Transport Safety Victoria

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:

Maritime Safety

Transport Safety Victoria

Department of Transport

Operating address: 121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2797
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1800 223 022
Website: Transport Safety Victoria (Opens in new window)