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Not sure if you have a domestic commercial vessel?

Monday 6 August 2018

Follow the steps to find out if your vessel is a domestic commercial vessel and the safety rules you need to meet.

Domestic seafarer on a boat facing towards another white domestic vessel in the distance

In Australia, domestic commercial vessels are regulated under the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety (the national system).

If you have a vessel and use it for any commercial, governmental or research activity, then you need to meet the safety standards and requirements as set out under marine safety laws.

These requirements will depend on your vessel, your type of operation and area of operation.

Before you begin operating your vessel commercially, safety requirements for your vessel, your operations and your crew must be in place (unless you are exempt).

Read more about your obligations.