Find an accredited marine surveyor

Accredited government and private surveyors, and recognised organisations who are qualified to conduct surveys on domestic commercial vessels.

If you intend to design and build a domestic commercial vessel (DCV), you presently operate a DCV which has a certificate of survey, or you intend to undertake significant alterations or additions to a DCV, you may need to contact an accredited marine surveyor or an AMSA recognised organisation to have your vessel surveyed.

Accredited marine surveyors can undertake surveys nationally, however surveyors often specify the areas in which they choose to provide their services. You can find each surveyor's preferred work area, categories of accreditation and contact details below. Surveyors are often booked well in advance and we recommend that you initiate contact with your preferred surveyor as early as possible to prevent any possible conflicts which may impact your vessels scheduled periodic or renewal survey dates.

Operators in remote areas may choose to coordinate a number of vessel surveys to take place at the same time to share the cost of bringing the surveyor on site.

Category descriptions for accredited surveyors

Category of survey

Description of services


Initial survey—plan approval


Initial survey—stability approval


Initial survey—loadline—assignment


Initial survey—electrical—extra low voltage


Initial survey—electrical—low voltage


Initial survey—electrical—high voltage


Initial survey—construction or alteration—hull, deck and superstructure


Initial survey—construction or alteration—machinery


Initial survey—construction or alteration—loadline conditions and markings


Initial survey—construction or alteration—equipment


Initial survey—construction or alteration—commissioning


Periodic survey


Periodic survey—electrical


Periodic survey—loadline


Survey of safety equipment


Survey of communications equipment

* Where marked with asterisks, limitations may apply

Location of surveyors

You can find each accredited marine surveyor and the work area where they conduct surveys. However, all accredited marine surveyors are able to undertake surveys nationally. Each accredited marine surveyor’s contact details show their location and categories of accreditation. Where services are not provided, we recommend you contact the surveyor directly to confirm their availability in your state.

Provide feedback or make a complaint

You may want to notify us of a suspected breach of conditions of accreditation by an accredited surveyor.

You can do that by filling in the accredited marine surveyor complaint and feedback form below.

Last updated: 

Tuesday 28 July 2020