Exemption 21—Marine Safety (Operator vehicular ferry-in-chains) 2017

1 February 2018

Marine Safety (Operator vehicular ferry-in-chains) Exemption 2017 (Exemption 21) is issued by the National Regulator under section 9 and subsection 143(1) of the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessel) National Law.

What will this exemption allow me to do?

Exemption 21 will let you operate, as master, a vehicular ferry-in-chains attached to the shore by cable. If you have this exemption, you will not need a certificate of competency.


To be suitable for Exemption 21, you must:

  • Hold a recreational boating license recognised by a State or Territory marine safety agency.
  • Hold a certificate that meets the requirements of the HLTFA unit of competency apply first aid or equivalent.
  • Provide us with evidence that you have accrued at least 20 days on the job training.

We may set additional conditions you will need to follow during your operation to take into account the local conditions of the waters.

To apply for this exemption fill out Exemption application for operator vehicular ferry-in-chains form 787 and submit by email to or post to:

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


Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Last Updated: 

29 June 2018