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.