Boating Activity Exemptions - Victoria


You will require this exemption if you intend to conduct boating activities or on-water events that will be in contravention with Marine safety legislation and rules. This exemption is only available to certain waters.

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 if 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.

Act(s) name

Marine Safety Act 2010 Victoria

Approval time

You must lodge your application at least three weeks before your event.

Administering agency

Department of Transport and Planning

Safe Transport Victoria

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.