AMSA 200

Application for change of name of a registered ship


You can use this form to make an application to change the name of a registered ship.

Eligibility criteria 

Names that may not be approved are:

  • names that are the same as or similar to names of registered ships or of ships about to be registered
  • blasphemous or otherwise offensive names
  • names of members of the Royal family
  • names that falsely suggest a connection with the Royal family, or international, national, state or local government bodies
  • names that include prefixes capable of indicating a type of ship (eg MV, FV, SS).

How to complete this form 

Please forward certificate of registration along with the application for change of name of registered ship.

If the applicant is a corporation, the document may be formally executed under the corporate seal. Alternatively, an officer of the corporation may sign it, endorse it with a legible statement of his/her name and designation and have the signature witnessed.

Submitting the form 

Forms can be submitted along with the lodgement fee to:

The Registrar of Ships
Shipping Registration Office

Postal address:
PO Box 255
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

Courier address:
Level 2, 28 Gordon Street
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450 Australia
Telephone (02) 6279 5925

Additional information 

Last Updated: 

1 December 2020