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:

You will also need either a:

You must also get and display a unique vessel identifier, and comply with the general safety duties relating to domestic commercial vessels—this is in accordance with the Marine Safety (Domestic commercial vessel) National Law Act 2012.

Access the My Boat system for guidance on how keep your vessel compliant.

Last updated: 4 January 2021