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Exemption 1—Marine Safety (Vessel identifiers)

The following vessels are exempt from the requirements to have and display a unique identifier:

  1. a domestic commercial vessel that is registered under the Shipping Registration Act 1981 and marked in accordance with that Act.
  2. a domestic commercial vessel that is a tender, if it displays, prominently and clearly either:
    1. the words ‘Tender to’ followed by the name or unique identifier of its parent vessel
    2. the name of the owner of the vessel followed by the word ‘tender’
    3. the unique identifier of its parent vessel followed by ‘– T’.

The following domestic commercial vessels are exempt from the requirement to display a unique identifier:

  1. A human powered vessel, other than a Class1 vessel.
  2. A sailing vessel, other than a Class 1 vessel, that:
    1. is less than 7.5 metres long
    2. has no auxiliary engine, or an auxiliary engine of less than or equal to 3.5 kilowatts propulsion power.
  3. A personal watercraft used in an aerial freestyle device operation.

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Last updated: 21 June 2018
Last reviewed: 21 June 2018