AMSA 547

Application for specific exemption


You can use this form to apply for a specific exemption under section 143 of the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law Act 2012

For information about how we consider applications for exemptions, see our policy.

Eligibility criteria 

If you apply for this exemption, you must demonstrate that you have extraordinary reasons for not complying with the applicable requirements, and the proposed exemption must not jeopardise the safety of vessels or people.

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 and 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.

Last Updated: 

23 December 2020