Levies, fees, and payments
You may need to pay a fee, levy or charge, depending on what action you need to do. Find out about our current levies, fees, and payment options.
The fees and levies we charge are calculated on a cost recovery basis, and in accordance with our relevant legislation.
Why we collect levies and fees
The funds raised covers ship and seafarer safety, navigation infrastructure, environmental protection, and marine services and ship registration.
Read our cost recovery implementation statement to find out more about how we charge fees and levies on a cost recovery basis.
Find out more about the proposed subsidised cost recovery levy for the national system.
Domestic commercial vessel cost recovery
On 1 July 2018 a cost recovery levy for national system for domestic commercial vessel safety will come into effect. There will be no levy to pay during the first year however fees will apply. Find out more about the proposed subsidised cost recovery levy for the national system.
Marine levy payment portal
You can make payments through our levy payment portal. Access the payment portal to pay your marine levies, fees or charges.
This levy must be paid by all Australian and foreign vessels that call at Australian ports. It is used to fund the cost of safety activities.
This levy must be paid by any vessel with the potential to pollute the marine environment. It is used to fund the reponse to any environmental incidents.
This levy must be paid by any vessel using our marine aids to navigation systems. With a 'user pays' principle, this levy is used to fund the provision of coastal marine aids for the navigation network.
Shipping registration fees
You will need to pay application fees when you apply to register your vessel. Find out what fees you will need to pay and how to pay them.
When applying for a certificate – or ticket – you may need to pay an application fee. These fees will depend on the qualification you are applying for.
Surveyor Accreditation Scheme fees
Under the Surveyor Accreditation Scheme, we have a fee for service arrangements to recover the costs of delivery. Fees apply for delivery of the following services:
- Accreditation of marine surveyors
- Assessment of applications for specific exemptions for surveyors
- Assessment of applications for equivalent means of compliance for surveyors