About the domestic commercial vessel levy

In the future, if you own or operate a domestic commercial vessel you may be required to pay a levy. This levy is charged to recover the costs of delivering national system services.

On 2 July 2018, the Australian Government announced an additional $10 million funding for the national system, taking the total funding by all governments to $112.4 million.

This means vessel owners and operators will not pay a levy for the first three years of services under AMSA—an extension to the one year previously communicated.

The charging of fees for all domestic commercial vessel services commenced on 1 July 2018.

Read the Policy statement by the Deputy Prime Minister on arrangements from 1 July 2018 for the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety.

Last updated: 

Tuesday 22 September 2020