Registration costs

Registration charges

Shipping registration fees are paid as a one off application fee for each service provided. The information below is a summary of the charges that may apply and is correct as of 1 April 2019. The charges are set out in the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Fees Determination 2015. 

  1. Applications for registration or re-registration
    • Application for registration for a ship that is permitted to be registered: $1554
    • Application for registration of a ship required to be registered: $2664
    • Application for registration of a ship, other than an Australian owned ship, on demise charter to an Australian-based operator: $3996
  2. Transfer or transmission of ownership
    • Transfer, transmission of ownership, in relation to a ship required by the Act to be registered: $777
    • Transfer, transmission of ownership, in relation to a ship on demise charter to an Australian based operator other than an Australian-owned Ship: $1332
    • Transfer, transmission of ownership, in relation to a ship permitted by the Act to be registered, other than a foreign-owned ship on demise charter to an Australian based operator: $444
  3. Grant of certificates
    • Application for grant of new registration certificate under section 21 of the Act: $222
    • Application for grant of provisional registration certificate under sections 22 or 22A of the Act: $333
    • Application for extension of period of currency of a provisional registration certificate: $222
    • Supply of certificate of deletion: $111
  4. Administrative services
    • Change of name of registered ship: $111
    • Change of home port of registered ship: $111
    • Extension of time for lodging documents: $167
    • Domestic courier fee: $40
    • Courier service outside Australia: $80
  5.  Services relating to a Continuous Synopsis Record (CSR)
    • Application for a Continuous Synopsis Record: $555
    • Reissue of a Continuous Synopsis Record: $170
    • Amendments to a Continuous Synopsis Record: $390

Note: All charges are in Australian dollars.

Payment methods

Registration charges

Payment for services offered by the Shipping Registration Office must be made at the time of application. Fees can be paid using one of the following methods:

  1. Credit card: by completing the credit card authorisation form.
  2. Cheque: made payable to ‘Australian Maritime Safety Authority’
  3. Direct deposit: to the following account:
    • Account name: Australian Maritime Safety Authority
    • Bank and Branch: Westpac, Westfield Shopping Centre, Belconnen ACT 2617
    • Account No: 216888
    • Branch No: 032-778
    • International Swift Code: WPACAU2S

Note: The name of the ship must be referenced on the deposit. Where the ship’s name is not finalised, the name of the owner or registering agent is to be provided as a reference.