Exemption 10—Marine Safety (Operation of fishing vessels) 2017

1 February 2018

Marine Safety (Operation of fishing vessels) Exemption 2017 (Exemption 10) under subsection 143(1) of the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law.

Exemption 10 will allow you to operate a domestic commercial vessel as a master on a vessel:

  • Greater than 15 meters long operating as a fishing vessel in the fishing ship operational area off the coast of Queensland
  • Operating a tender boat as a fishing vessel.


To be eligible for Exemption 10, you must either:

How to apply

You do not need to apply for this exemption.

If you are eligible and meet the conditions of the exemption you may operate under this exemption until 2020.


Australian Maritime Safety Authority


Last updated: 14 February 2018
Last reviewed: 14 February 2018