Certificate of Survey (Commercial Vessels) - Western Australia


You will require this Certificate if you intend to operate a commercial vessel in Western Australia.

The Certificate of Survey is issued when the vessel satisfactorily complies with specified requirements relating to its hull, machinery and equipment and crew.

Once you have been issued this certificate, you must usually display a copy on the vessel.

A certificate of survey may be issued to:

  • Vessels being built in Western Australia, for commercial use in Western Australia;
  • Vessels being built in another state, territory or country for commercial use in Western Australia;
  • Vessels certificated with another State or Territory;
  • Vessels which have been previously surveyed by an approved classification society; and
  • Vessels which have never been certificated or surveyed at all.

Some exemptions may apply.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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, the vessel must comply with all applicable codes and standards.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Western Australian Marine Act 1982 WA

Regulation(s) name

W.A. Marine (Surveys and Certificates of Survey) Regulations 1983 WA

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Transport Services

Marine Safety

Contact details

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Enquiries, Commercial Vessel Surveys

Marine Safety

Transport Services

Department of Transport

Operating address: 441 Murray Street
Western Australia 6000
Phone: 1300 723 226
Email: CVS.boats@transport.wa.gov.au