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Outcomes of consultation on short term marina accommodation

Consultation on recreational vessels being used as short term marina accommodation.

The proposed exemption for short term marina accommodation (Exemption 27) was open for public consultation in April 2018 for an eight week period.  A total of 153 submissions were received from a diverse range of stakeholders, presenting a wide range of views. 

The exemption proposed regulating recreational vessels being used for short term marina accommodation through a general exemption to the national law (the draft Exemption 27). Stakeholder feedback indicated that this is not the most appropriate approach and an alternative longer term and more sustainable regulatory approach is required.  

We will continue working with stakeholders on ways to support the share economy and enable innovation where possible. 

Next steps

The next steps involve:

  • Working with our state and territory marine safety agency partners, to consider alternative options for the regulation of recreational vessels being used for short term marina accommodation.
  • Reviewing the definition of a ‘domestic commercial vessel’ in the National Law, with a view to excluding these types of operations in the future.

Read the consultation feedback report

Last updated: 

Monday 2 December 2019