Exemption from Marine Pilot Services - Victoria


You will require this exemption if you are the master of a vessel and intend to pilot your own vessel through waters that require the services of a pilot. Waters such as ports, harbours and river mouths are areas where the services of a pilot are required unless exempt. Waters that require a pilot are declared by the State.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 exemption, you must:

  • provide the appropriate application form
  • provide evidence of the applicants qualifications, competencies and experience
  • pay the prescribed fee.


Two years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Exemption from Marine Pilot Services - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Act(s) name

Marine Safety Act 2010 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Marine Safety Regulations 2012 Victoria

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
Email: information@transportsafety.vic.gov.au
Website: Transport Safety Victoria (Opens in new window)