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Fees under Navigation Act 2012 and other Acts

A schedule of the fee-based regulatory charging activities are listed below, with reference to Australian Maritime Safety Authority Fees Determination 2015.

ChargeType2020-212021-22
Services to seafarers and coastal pilots
Examinations and assessments

Assessment of sea service for an:

  1. certificate of competency as master, deck office or engineer, or
  2. certificate of recognition of a certificate of competency as master, desk office or engineer.
Fixed fee$168$168
Oral examination for certificate of competencyFixed fee$544$544
Computer based examination for certificate of competencyFixed fee$220$220
Assessment of marine qualifications for immigrationFixed fee$472$472
Undertaking a psychometric assessmentVariableExternal provider cost
Written examination of theory or charts for coastal pilot’s licence – standard examinationFixed fee$544$544
Written examinations of charts for coastal pilot’s licence – WhitsundaysFixed fee$816$816
Oral examination for check pilot licenceFixed fee$816$816
Certificates for seafarers and pilots
Initial issue of certificate of competency or proficiencyFixed fee$190$190
Initial issue of certificate of recognition or competency or proficiency or certificate of equivalenceFixed fee$190$190
Revalidation of certificate of competency o certificate of recognition or proficiency or certificate of equivalenceFixed fee$136$136
Endorsements to active certificate of competencyFixed fee$112$112
Initial issue of, or revalidation of, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) competency certificate or certificate of recognition of GMDSS certificateFixed fee$112$112
Issue of initial coastal pilot’s licence of reissue of coastal pilot’s licenceFixed fee$150$150
Issue of compass adjuster licenceFixed fee$190$190
Issue of certificate of safety trainingFixed fee$112$112
Issue of certificate of proficiency as Marine CookFixed fee$112$112

Additional charge for transmission of documents other than by regular mail, such as fax, email, or registered mail:

  1. within Australia
  2. outside Australia
Fixed fee

 

 

$40

$80

 

 

$40

$80

Inspections and surveys
Vessel design and performance—tonnage measurements and loadline
Provision of copies of tonnage calculationsHourly rate$272$272
Inspections and certification for tonnage measures and loadlineHourly rate$272$272
Inspections of vessels and equipment
Approvals and exemptions for a vessels, materials handling equipment or loading or unloading arrangements for a vessel, and, for second and subsequent visits, inspections of vessels, equipment, or arrangements for these mattersHourly rate$272$272
Survey for initial issue or reissue of a certificateHourly rate$272$272
Follow-up visits to re-inspect deficiencies identified at initial inspectionsHourly rate$272$272
Other services and inspections of vessels and equipmentHourly rate$272$272
Cargo inspections and approvals
Visits to vessels or loading facilities for inspections to ensure safe loading and stowage of grainHourly rate$272$272
Inspections, determinations, approvals, and exemptions for solid bulk cargoesHourly rate$272$272
Inspections, determinations, approvals, and exemptions for dangerous goodsHourly rate$272$272
Inspections, certifications, approvals, and exemptions for transportation of livestock, including inspections and services for issue or endorsement of an Australian Certification for the Carriage of LivestockHourly rate$272$272
Inspections and approvals of containers for authorisations to load or unload where container is unsafe or overloaded or lacking a valid safety certificate plate or after expiry of the examination dateHourly rate$272$272
Miscellaneous inspections that are compulsory, requested by the recipient, or follow-up inspections to confirm corrective actionHourly rate$272$272
Other marine services
Determinations, declarations, exemptions and approvals
Determination (other than a manning level determination), declaration, exemptions, or approvalHourly rate$272$272
Services relating to manning levels
Determination of manning levelsFixed rate$1,088$1,088
Review existing approved manning levelsFixed rate$544$544
Services relating to the international safety management code
Document of compliance or safety management certificate, including conduct initial audit or for reinstatement of document or certificateHourly rate$272$272
Scheduled periodic compliance audit relating to continuation of document of compliance or safety management certificateHourly rate$272$272
Services to pilotage providers and coastal pilotage exemptions
Licence as provider of coastal pilotage services or for reinstatementHourly rate$272$272
Scheduled compliance audit of accredited provider of coastal pilotage servicesHourly rate$272$272
Exemption of vessel from coastal pilotage requirementsHourly rate$272$272
Exemption of seafarer from coastal pilotage requirements for exempt vesselFixed rate$136$136
Services to registered training organisations   
Approval of training courseHourly rate$272$272
Schedule periodic compliance audit of approved courses provided by registered training organisationHourly rate$272$272
Services to providers of vessel traffic services
Authorisation to provide vessel traffic servicesHourly rate$272$272
Conduct scheduled periodic compliance audit of provider of authorised vessel traffic servicesHourly rate$272$272
Shipping registration
Applications for registration or re-registration
Registration of ship required to be registeredFixed fee$2,664$2,664
Registration of ship, other than Australian owned ship, on demise charter to an Australian based operatorFixed fee$3,996$3,996
Registration of ship permitted to be registered, other than foreign owned ship on demise charter to an Australian based operatorFixed fee$1,554$1,554
Transfer or transmission of ownership
Registration of transfer, transmission of ownership, for ship required by to be registeredFixed fee$777$777
Registration of transfer, transmission of ownership, for ship on demise charter to Australian based operator other than an Australian owned shipFixed fee$1,332$1,332
Registration of transfer, transmission of ownership, for ship permitted to be registered, other than foreign owned ship on demise charter to an Australian based operatorFixed fee$444$444
Grant of certificate
New registered certificateFixed fee$222$222
Provisional registration certificateFixed fee$333$333
Extension of period of currency of provisional certificateFixed fee$222$222
Grant of temporary passFixed fee$333$333
Certificate of entitlement to fly Australian national flag or red ensignFixed fee$222$222
Supply deletion certificateFixed fee$111$111
Administrative services
Exemption from registrationFixed fee$666$666
Request for change of name of registered shipFixed fee$111$111
Request for change of home port of registered shipFixed fee$111$111
Request for extension of time for lodging documentsFixed fee$167$167

Additional charge for transmission of documents other than by regular mail, such as fax, email, or registered mail:

  1. within Australia
  2. outside Australia
Fixed fee

 

 

$40

$80

 

 

$40

$80

Inspections and searches
Search by staff of Australian Shipping Registration Office of register - for each period of 15 mins or remaining partFixed fee$55.50$55.50
Certified extract of register or of document forming part of or associated with RegisterFixed fee$75$75
Certified copy of register entryFixed fee$40$40
Certified copy of documents forming part of or associate with register - for each pageFixed fee$21$21
Caveats
Lodgement of a caveatFixed fee$222$222
Services relating to a continuous synopsis record
New continuous synopsis recordFixed fee$555$555
Reissue of continuous synopsis recordFixed fee$170$170
Amendments to existing continuous synopsis recordFixed fee$390$390
Other services
Any service not listed elsewhereHourly rate$272$272
Any service for which AMSA bears a direct expenseVariableDirect expense

Fees under national law (national system)

In accordance with Clause 52 of the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Regulation 2013, annual indexation shall apply to specified fees contained within the provisions. This is a mandatory legislative requirement.

The indexation factor is 1.1% for 2021-22, with an effective date of increase being 1 July 2021.

ChargeType2020-212021-22
Certificate of survey
Certificate of survey   
New certificate of surveyFixed fee$378$382
Renew an existing certificate of surveyFixed fee$212$214
Vary an existing certificate of survey#Fixed fee$196$198
Voluntarily suspend a certificate of surveyFixed fee$214$216
Replace a certificate of surveyFixed fee$37$37
Unique vessel identifier   
Unique vessel identifierFixed fee$164$165
Certificate of operation 
Certificate of operation   
New certificate of operationFixed fee$200$202
Renew an existing certificate of operationFixed fee$200$202
Vary an existing certificate of operationFixed fee$187$189
Voluntarily suspend a certificate of operationFixed fee$214$216
Replace a certificate of operationFixed fee$37$37
Certificate of competency 
Examinations and assessments   
Conduct an examinationFixed fee$351$354
Certificates of competency, near coastal   

New certificate of competency, near coastal:

 - Coxswain grade 1

 - Coxswain grade 2

 - General purpose hand

 - Marine engine driver grade 2

 - Marine engine driver grade 3

 - Master inland waters

 - Master less than 24 metres

Fixed fee$155$156

New certificate of competency, near coastal:

 - Engineer class 3

 - Marine engine driver grade 1

 - Master less than 35 metres

 - Master less than 80 metres

 - Mate less than 80 metres

Fixed fee$267$269

Renew an existing certificate of competency, near coastal:

 - Coxswain grade 1

 - Coxswain grade 2

 - General purpose hand

 - Marine engine driver grade 2

 - Marine engine driver grade 3

 - Master inland waters

Fixed fee$142$143

Renew an existing certificate of competency, near coastal:

 - Engineer class 3

 - Marine engine driver grade 1

 - Master less than 35 metres

 - Master less than 80 metres

 - Mate less than 80 metres

Fixed fee$225$227
Vary an existing certificate of competency (i.e. remove a restriction, add an endorsement, change of name)Fixed fee$142$143
Replace a lost, stolen or destroyed certificate of competencyFixed fee$142$143
Other marine services under National System* 
Accreditation application fees   
1 to 5 categories of surveyingFixed fee$1,495$1,511
6 to 10 categories of surveyingFixed fee$2,292$2,317
11 to 16 categories of surveyingFixed fee$3,089$3,123
Renew existing marine surveyor accreditationFixed fee$271$274
Replace lost, stolen or destroyed accreditation cardFixed fee$49$49
Vary an existing accreditationFixed fee$280$283
National law exemptions   
Scheme non-survey (Exemption 2)Fixed fee$189$191
Operation beyond survey time (Exemption 6)Fixed fee$230$232
Temporary operations permit (Exemption 7)Fixed fee$298$301
Class C restricted operations (Exemption 40)Fixed fee$326$329
Exemption from the application of the National Law or specified provisions of the National LawHourly rate$246$248
Approval under a Marine Order or an equivalent means of complianceHourly rate$246$248