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Transferring ownership of a domestic commercial vessel

Find out how to transfer the ownership of your domestic commercial vessel. The process you need to follow changes if your vessel is not registered on the Australian general shipping register.

There are two ways to transfer ownership of your domestic commercial vessel, depending on whether your vessel is registered on the Australian general shipping register or not.

Transfer a registered vessel

To transfer ownership of a domestic commercial vessel registered on the Australian general shipping register, follow the steps in transferring ownership of a registered vessel.

Transfer an unregistered vessel

To transfer ownership of a domestic commercial vessel which is not registered on the Australian general shipping register, you must submit a Notification of change of ownership for a domestic commercial vessel form 582.

Last updated: 10 November 2017
Last reviewed: 10 November 2017