AMSA 523

Application for class C restricted operations


You can use this form to apply for a class C restricted operations permit under Marine Safety (Class C restricted operations) Exemption (also known as Exemption 40 or EX40) instead of a certificate of survey.

We must receive the required vessel survey reports before your application can be progressed.

If the vessel survey is complete, please ensure your surveyor submits the survey reports to us promptly.

If your vessel is yet to be surveyed, we will need the survey reports to be provided before your application can be assessed.

Eligibility criteria 

Your vessel must:

  • be less than 12 metres long
  • be a Class 2 (non-passenger) or Class 3 (fishing) vessel
  • only operate in the part of operational area C, D and E waters that is approved for the vessel’s length
  • comply with the conditions specified in Schedule 1 of the exemption 
  • undergo an initial survey by an accredited marine surveyor.

How to complete this form 

You can use the link below to either:

  • complete and submit online
  • partially complete the form. You will be given the option to print and complete the form offline.

 Attach separate documents if you need to provide additional information.

Arrangements for trust and organisations

If you are applying as an organisation, please provide documentation confirming your ABN and/or ACN and business name—for example ASIC extract.

If you are making an application in the name of a trust, please supply a copy of the trust deed in the supporting documents section of the application. We require the deed to confirm the full and correct name of the legal entity that is making the application. If a copy of the trust deed is not submitted at the time of making the application, it may result in delays processing your application.  

Submitting the form 

Incomplete application policy for domestic commercial vessel applicationsYou can submit the form online or post it to us at:

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Attention: Operations
GPO Box 2181
Canberra ACT 2601

More information 

  • Check the fees you will need to pay.
  • If the application is incomplete, it will cause processing delays and may not be progressed. Refer to our incomplete application policy for Domestic Commercial Vessel applications

Last Updated: 

26 July 2022