Registration of Pilotage Service Providers - Victoria


You will require this registration if you intend to operate a pilotage service. A pilotage service means the service of providing a licensed marine pilot to navigate a vessel within, into or out of port waters.

A pilotage service also includes providing transport and transfer of the licensed marine pilot to and from a vessel for which navigation services are 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 registration, you must:

  • state what type of pilotage services that you propose to provide
  • name and identification number of any vessel and its pilot associated with these activities
  • be a natural person, organisation or a corporation
  • have the competence and capacity to carry out pilotage services safely.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to put in place the appropriate systems, procedures and policies to ensure that:

  • pilots are not impaired by fatigue, alcohol or drugs
  • pilots have the appropriate training, instruction, assessment and supervision
  • pilots are qualified, competent and medically fit.


Becomes valid once the applicant has a certificate of registration and remains in effect unless suspended or cancelled.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the responsible agency for information on fees to be submitted with your application.


Act(s) name

Marine Safety Act 2010 Victoria

Application process


Please submit your application, prescribed fee, and any associated documents directly with the Director. The associated documents you are required to attach to your form will depend on whether you are applying as an individual or as a corporation.

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.