To transfer the ownership of your ship, you need to:
You will need a bill of sale as proof of the transfer of ownership of the vessel to you as the new owner. The bill of sale must be completed by the registered owner of the vessel.
The bill of sale must include:
The bill of sale must be in a format compliant with the Shipping Registration Regulations 1981.
The original registration certificate must be returned to the Shipping Registration Office for the transfer of ownership to be completed.
If the original registration certificate has been lost, you can apply for a replacement certificate. The fee for a new certificate is $222. Read more about how to replace your registration certificate.
Each vessel on the Australian General Shipping Register must have a Registered Agent. The agent is the person responsible for the day to day management of the vessel. This can be the owner.
Fees are all in Australian (AUD) dollars. The amount depends on the size and type of your vessel.
You can pay by cheque, credit card or direct deposit:
Send the original completed forms with the original bill of sale and original registration certificate to:
Shipping Registration Office
PO Box 255
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
We will let you know if we need additional information. If not, the transfer of ownership will be finalised and we will post your new registration certificate to you.