AMSA 649

Application for equivalent means of compliance


You can use this form to apply for an approval of an equivalent means of complying with a standard mentioned in Marine Order 503 (Certificates of survey – National Law) 2013.

Eligibility criteria 

You must demonstrate that your proposed equivalent means of compliance is at least as effective as the solution it replaces.

How to complete this form 

You can use the link below to either:

  • complete and submit online or
  • 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.

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

Providing as much clearly presented, relevant detail as possible will speed up the assessment process. You may wish to include:

  • photographs
  • surveyor reports
  • copies of previous or related approvals or permits
  • drawings
  • any other documentation that will help us to understand your request.

Submitting the form 

You can submit the form online or post it to us at:

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

Additional information 

Check the fees you will need to pay.

Read the related marine order, Marine Order 503 (Certificates of survey – National Law).

Last Updated: 

5 January 2021