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Closing a registration

If your ship is not required to be registered, you can voluntarily close a registration.

You must notify us immediately if a ship is no longer entitled to be registered in Australia. This applies if the ship is sold to a non-Australian, or is lost, burnt, broken up, or taken by an enemy.

You must give us notice in writing when a ship is no longer entitled to be registered.

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.

If an Australian registered ship is lost, burnt, broken up, or taken by an enemy, you must give us notice in writing, including details of the circumstances and when the event happened.

How do you want to close your registration?

Voluntary closure

What do I need to do?

To voluntarily close your ship registration, you need to:

Closure for ships no longer entitled

What do I need to do?

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