Domestic commercial vessel requirements
There are a number of certificates and permits you need if you are operating a domestic commercial vessel.
If you own a vessel in Australia and use it for any commercial, government or research activity, you need to apply for (or already be issued with) either a:
- certificate of survey
- non-survey vessel permit (or be eligible to operate as a non-survey vessel without a permit)
- class C restricted operations permit
- another vessel permit or exemption.
You will also need either a:
- certificate of operation
- certificate of operation exemption and a safety management system.
You must also get and display a unique identifier on your vessel, and comply with the general safety duties relating to domestic commercial vessels, in accordance with the Marine Safety (Domestic commercial vessel) National Law Act 2012.