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New Zealand fishing vessel seafarer certificates

What you can do with a New Zealand fishing vessel seafarer certificate in Australia.

Australia does not issue fishing vessel seafarer certificates.

We will issue a Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 (TTMRA) letter of registration to holders of New Zealand fishing vessel seafarer certificates who wish to work on an Australian fishing vessels operating on Australian near coastal voyages.

If you hold a New Zealand fishing vessel seafarer certificate, you may operate on Australian registered fishing vessels engaged on overseas voyages. You do not require a TTMRA letter of registration provided that the operator or owner of the fishing vessel is satisfied that the certificate is valid, authentic and appropriate for the position held.

Find your current New Zealand certificate to see what privilleges you have when operating on an Australian vessel:

Last updated: 

Tuesday 16 October 2018