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What is a regulated Australian vessel?

Your vessel may be considered a regulated Australian vessel (RAV).

Under section 15 of the Navigation Act 2012, a RAV is any Australian vessel that:

  • is registered, required to be registered, or entitled to be registered under the Shipping Registration Act 1981
  • is not a recreational vessel
  • may operate on overseas voyages, that is any voyage beyond the Australian exclusive economic zone (EEZ)
  • is required to have a valid certificate issued under the Navigation Act 2012, except: a Tonnage certificate, all pollution certificates, Anti-fouling system certificate, or Declaration of maritime labour compliance (DMLC) part I or IIc
  • may have an opt-in declaration in force.
Last updated: 12 December 2017
Last reviewed: 12 December 2017