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Exemption changes

This page contains a list of past changes to exemptions.

The following changes to Exemptions have taken effect in the year specified.

Exemptions affected by regulatory change in 2020

Exemption

Notes

Start date

All National Law general Exemptions

All National Law general exemptions which were due to expire on 30 June 2020 were extended to provide seafarers and operators with continuity and certainty.

1 July 2020

Exemption 4 - Marine Safety (Recreational use)

Amended to correct the requirement to apply to AMSA for approval to operate under EX04, which was removed in 2018, but inadvertently reinserted in error.

27 August 2020

Exemption 42 – Marine Safety (Extension of time – certificates of competency)

Due to the current social isolation restrictions and uncertainty caused by COVID-19, and to assist seafarers during this period, AMSA extended the duration of all National Law certificates of competency.

17 September 2020

Exemption 43 – Marine Safety (Extension of time – first aid and crewing)

Due to the current social isolation restrictions and uncertainty caused by COVID-19, and to assist operators during this period, AMSA exempted the master or crew to have a current first aid certificate where it has recently expired.

17 September 2020

Last updated: 

Thursday 11 March 2021