Certificate of Survey - Victoria


You require this certificate if you intend to operate a commercial vessel in Australian waters. A commercial vessel is any vessel that is used for commercial, government or research activities. This certificate is required for:

  • all new vessels
  • vessels that have had their class or specification changed
  • vessels that have been significantly modified
  • vessels that have not previously held valid certification.

Please note that your vessel may have to undergo a safety and construction check before it will be certified.

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 certificate, you must:

  • Satisfy the technical specifications;
  • Satisfy the prescribed standards; and
  • Pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Company, Partnership, Trust, Incorporated Association, Other, Co-operative

Fees may vary. Please contact the responsible council / agency for more information.

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

Transport Safety Victoria

Contact details

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

Maritime Safety

Operating address: 121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2797
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 1800 223 022
Email: information@transportsafety.vic.gov.au
Website: http://www.transportsafety.vic.gov.au/home (Opens in new window)