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AMSA 537

Application for a unique vessel identifier

Overview 

This form 537 replaces form 568. 

A separate application for a unique vessel identifier is not required if you are applying for one of the following permissions using the relevant form:

However if the vessel does not require one of these permissions and requires a unique vessel identifier, you can use this form to:

  • apply for a unique vessel identifier for a vessel that is not yet constructed or
  • apply for a unique vessel identifier for a vessel that is already constructed.

Note: A unique vessel identifier is issued automatically as part of the vessel permission application process, so you do not need to make a separate application for a unique vessel identifier if you are applying for a permission.

How to complete this form 

You can use the link below to either:

  • complete and submit online or
  • partially complete the form. You will be given the option to print and complete the form offline.

Attach separate documents if you need to provide additional information.

Arrangements for trusts and organisations

If you are applying as an organisation, please provide documentation confirming your ABN and/or ACN and business name—for example ASIC extract.

If you are making an application in the name of a trust, please supply a copy of the trust deed in the supporting documents section of the application. We require the deed to confirm the full and correct name of the legal entity that is making the application. If a copy of the trust deed is not submitted at the time of making the application, it may result in delays processing your application.  

Submitting the form 

You can submit the form online or post it to us at:

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Attention: Operations
GPO Box 2181
Canberra ACT 2601
AUSTRALIA

Additional information 

  • Check the fees you will need to pay.
  • If the application is incomplete, it will cause processing delays and may not be progressed. Refer to our incomplete application policy for Domestic Commercial Vessel applications.

Last Updated: 

11 October 2021