About levies, fees, and payments
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 2 July, the Australian Government announced there would be no domestic commercial vessel levy to pay during the first three years of services under AMSA.
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 response 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.
Certificate of competency fees
When applying for a certificate—or ticket—you need to pay an application fee. The fee will depend on the certificate you are applying for.
National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety fees
When accessing services and applying for certificates under the national system, you may need to pay a fee. See fees for certificate services—domestic commercial vessel safety for more information.