Exemption 39—Marine Safety (Lifejacket lights)

This exemption relates to the kinds of lifejackets that must be carried on board a Class 1C domestic commercial vessel.

You do not need to apply to us for this exemption. 

What this exemption will allow you to do

Exemption 39 exempts a passenger vessel in service category 1C from the requirement for passenger lifejackets to have a light that complies with the requirement in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) Part C7A – Safety equipment.

However, compliant lights must be fixed to lifejackets for the master and crew. 

Legislation and incorporated material

Related information



Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Last updated: 27 February 2023