Extension to survey date

If special circumstances mean that you require an extension of time for your vessel's periodic survey, you can make an application under for Marine Safety (Periodic survey, equipment certification and compass adjustment) Exemption (Exemption 06).

You may consider applying for Exemption 06 to seek an exemption from the conditions on a certificate of survey requiring a periodic survey or compass adjustment to be conducted by a particular date, or where a certificate of currency for equipment will be expiring. 

As a result of changes to Marine Order 503, from 1 July 2018 vessel owners may now undertake periodic surveys 90 days either side of the periodic survey due date without making application.

Vessel owners will need only make application under Exemption 06 if they need an extension of between 91 and 180 days.

How do I apply for Exemption 06?

  1. Submit the Exemption 06—operate outside certificate of survey conditions application form 776.
  2. Pay the required fees.

If you want to operate your vessel after the vessel’s certificates have expired see  for more information.

How do I apply for Exemption 07?

Complete Exemption 07—temporary operations exemption application form 777.

Last updated: 5 January 2021