Closing a registration

There are two different ways of closing your registration.

If your ship is in a class that no longer requires registration you can voluntarily close your registration. A form is available for this.

If your Australian registered vessel is no longer entitled to be registered, you must give us notice in writing.

Your ship ceases to be entitled when:

  • it is sold to a non-Australian
  • it is lost, burnt, broken up, or taken by an enemy.

When you write to us you should include details of the circumstances and when the event happened. 

How do you want to close your registration?

Voluntary closure

To voluntarily close your ship registration, you need to:

Closure for ships no longer entitled

To close the registration of a ship no longer entitled to Australian registration, you need to:

Last updated: 

Wednesday 20 March 2019