Exemption 1—Marine Safety (Vessel identifiers)
This exemption is for owners of domestic commercial vessel who may not want to obtain or display a unique identifier.
You do not need approval from us to use this exemption.
All domestic commercial vessels are required to have and display a unique identifier unless exempt.
What this exemption will allow you to do
Exemption 01 exempts the following vessels from the requirement to obtain and display a unique identifier:
- A vessel that is registered and marked in accordance with the Shipping Registration Act 1981.
- A tender vessel which prominently and clearly displays either:
- the words ‘Tender to’ followed by the name or unique vessel identifier of its parent vessel
- the name of the owner of the vessel followed by the word ‘tender’
- the unique vessel identifier of its parent vessel followed by ‘– T’.
- A human powered vessel that is covered by a certificate of operation.
- A sailing vessel that is <7.5m long that is covered by a certificate of operation.
Exemption 01 exempts the following vessels from the requirement to display a unique identifier only (they are still required to obtain one):
- A human powered vessel, other than a Class 1 vessel that is not covered by a certificate of operation.
- A sailing vessel, other than a Class 1 passenger vessel that:
- is not covered by a certificate of operation
- is less than 7.5 metres long
- has no auxiliary engine, or an auxiliary engine of less than or equal to 3.5 kilowatts propulsion power.
- A personal watercraft used in an aerial freestyle device operation.
Legislation and incorporated material
- Certificates of operation
- Fees, levies, and payments
- Unique vessel identifiers
- Tenders and auxiliary vessels
- Exemption 01 – In force 1 September 2018 (PDF 106.95 KB)
- Exemption 01 – In force 16 August 2018 (PDF 83.72 KB)
- Exemption 01 – In force 1 July 2017 (PDF 194.97 KB)
- Exemption 01 – In force 1 July 2016 (PDF 141.37 KB)
- Exemption 01 – In force 1 July 2013 (PDF 26.84 KB)
27 February 2023