Class C restricted operations permit

Vessels which need to operate in restricted C waters will need to obtain a class C restricted operations permit under an exemption 40 arrangement.

Marine Safety (Class C restricted operations) Exemption 2017 (also known as an exemption 40 arrangement, or EX40) exempts certain non-passenger or fishing vessels (less than 12 metres) which operate in C restricted, D and E waters from the requirement to have a certificate of survey, subject to conditions relating to equipment requirements and the design and construction of the vessel.

A requirement of Marine Safety (Class C restricted operations) Exemption 2017 is that the vessel must undergo an initial inspection and a five-yearly (in and out of water) inspection to determine if the vessel complies with the design, construction and equipment requirements set out in this exemption. 

My Boat is an online application which will help you to understand the requirements of class C vessels and your vessel suitability.

Apply for a class C restricted operations permit

  1. Contact your accredited marine surveyor about having an inspection of your vessel conducted.
  2. Submit the inspection of an EX40 vessel form 650 and application for class C restricted operations form 523.
  3. Pay any required fees.

Applications and payments must be made to your local marine safety agency.    

Read more about domestic commercial accreditation instructions for marine surveyors.

Last updated: 6 February 2018
Last reviewed: 6 February 2018