You will need to lodge a formal application using the Seafarer form 419 to be assessed towards the requirements for a COST.
Lodge from within Australia
You will need to fill out the Seafarer form 419, attach all required supporting documents and lodge it at a participating Australia Post retail outlet.
You will need to pay the fees for your application at the post office at the time of lodgement. The fee will include the cost of the colour passport photograph.
Lodge from overseas
You will need to ﬁll out the Seafarer form 419, attach all required supporting documents including a colour passport-style photograph and send the paperwork to us by email to SCSApplications@amsa.gov.au When we receive your email we will let you know how to pay the fee for your application via AMSA online portal.