Marine order 504—Certificates of operation and operation requirements—national law

Certificate of operation requirements.

A new version of Marine Order 504 came into effect on 1 August 2023.  
Learn more about the changes to operational safety requirements.
Current Marine Order 504 (Certificates of operation and operation requirements – nation…

Marine order 504 includes:

  • application requirements for a certificate of operation
  • criteria which must be met for AMSA to issue or renew a certificate of operation
  • conditions on a certificate of operation
  • requirements for renewing, varying, suspending and revoking a certificate of operation
  • application requirements for temporary crewing permits
  • safety management system and operation requirements
  • additional operational requirements for Class 4 hire and drive vessels
  • key definitions.
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Refer to the Federal Register of Legislation for previous versions of this marine order.

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Last updated: 5 October 2023