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Scenario 1: Purchased a vessel from a previous owner

If you're bringing a vessel that is overseas to Australia and you purchased it from a previous owner, you’ll need to meet certain requirements.

 

Requirements vary depending on how you plan to bring the vessel here.

How are you bringing your vessel to Australia?

Requirements: towed vessel

An Australian vessel being towed to Australia through international waters is considered a regulated Australian vessel (RAV).

It must comply with statutory certification requirements that apply to it under the Navigation Act 2012. If your vessel doesn’t meet these requirements now, work towards meeting them as soon as possible. 

Operator of the vessel being towed: Provide us with your vessel details now so we can assist you.
Operator towing the vessel: Provide us with details of your intended voyage at least 7 days before departure.  See Marine Order 31: Division 4 Notification Matters.

Requirements: deck cargo

Note: An Australian vessel being brought to Australia as deck cargo may not need registration or certification as a regulated Australian vessel (RAV). It depends on the delivery circumstances.  

Notify us: Provide us with your vessel details now so we can assist you.

 

Requirements: own power

An Australian vessel being brought to Australia under its own power through international waters is considered a regulated Australian vessel (RAV).

It must comply with statutory certification requirements that apply to it under the Navigation Act 2012. If your vessel doesn’t meet these requirements now, work towards meeting them as soon as possible. 

Notify us: Provide us with your vessel details now so we can assist you.

Last updated: 

Thursday 11 January 2024