National Law Act exemptions for marine orders
We follow national law, regulations, marine orders, and exemptions to implement the national system.
Exemptions from parts of the national law are provided where one of the following apply:
- it is unreasonable to require full compliance
- where transitional arrangements are required.
General exemptions are provided to a class of people or vessels, such as heritage vessels or traditional operators. Some general exemptions require an application to be made before the exemption can be accessed, whilst others are available ‘as of right’.
Specific exemptions may be available where required for a specific person or vessel, and an application will generally be required in these instances.
For further information, see our policy on exemptions from the domestic commercial vessel national law.