Instructions to surveyors

Instructions for accredited surveyors to conduct surveys and inspections of domestic commercial vessels.

Accredited surveyors should be familiar with these laws and standards:


Instruction Document number
Verifying ISO derived EU conformity assessment first of type righting movement curve (GES 2014/03 refers) DCV-ITS-001 (PDF 596.92 KB)
Instruction to surveyors for issuing a temporary operations approval DCV-ITS-002 (PDF 320.36 KB)
Test procedure to verify level flotation DCV-ITS-004 (PDF 196.62 KB)
Inspection, testing and replacement requirements for fluid power system (hydraulic) flexible hoses on domestic commercial vesselsroles and responsibilities DCV-ITS-006 (PDF 276.5 KB)
Welding inspection for aluminium vessels in accordance with AS/NZS 1665 DCV-ITS-008 (PDF 226.72 KB)
Conducting sea trials DCV-ITS-009 (PDF 558.86 KB)
Accredited surveyor documentation approval DCV-ITS-011 (PDF 326.74 KB)
Conditions where the use of flush hatches are acceptable DCV-ITS-012 (PDF 414.85 KB)
Considerations when using Lloyds SSC software DCV-ITS-014 (PDF 292.9 KB)
ELV electrical systems on board new domestic commercial vessels DCV-ITS-015 (PDF 1.85 MB)
International delivery of domestic commercial vessels and near coastal vessels operating overseas Marine Notice 10/2016
Imported CE leisure craft DCV-ITS-016 (PDF 1.63 MB)
Initial and periodic surveys of foam DCV-ITS-017 (PDF 396.21 KB)
Initial survey of hovercraft less than 35 metres DCV-ITS-019 (PDF 228.01 KB)
Freeboard Marks - National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV), Part C2 – Watertight and Weathertight integrity (NSCV Part C2).   DCV-ITS-020 (PDF 107.59 KB)
Lloyd’s guidance note for double continuous (DC) welding where Lloyd’s SSC rules are used (PDF 150.41 KB) N/A

Industry guidance notices and fact sheets

Additional guidance is available in our industry guidance notices and fact sheets on these topics:

  • Altering or maintaining a vessel
  • Applicable standards and requirements for vessels under the national system
  • Electrical safety on board vessels
  • Electronic visual distress signals
  • Equipment lists
  • First aid kits
  • Grandfathering survey arrangements
  • Initial surveyInspection of portable fire extinguishers (stored pressure type)

Last updated: 

Friday 23 December 2022