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, and
  • is proceeding on an overseas voyage, or for use on an overseas voyage.  An overseas voyage being any voyage beyond the Australian exclusive economic zone (EEZ), or
  • has a valid safety certificate issued under the Navigation Act 2012, other than a tonnage certificate, pollution certificates, an anti-fouling system certificate or a Declaration of Maritime Labour Compliance
  • has an opt-in declaration in force.
Last updated: 9 July 2020