Commercial vessels

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is the national regulator of domestic commercial vessels and Roads and Maritime Services is the NSW delegate.

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If you wish to get your certificate issued in the 2016 calendar year, you must address any outstanding matter by 30 November 2016.

To avoid any disappointment and last minute rush the Commercial Vessel Survey & Certification section urges you to start the application or certificate renewal process well in advance so that all outstanding matters (eg fees, rectification of listed notices, supporting documentation, inspections, oral examinations etc) are completed by close of business 30 November 2016.

If this happens we undertake to issue your certificate in this calendar year.

If your vessel has been accepted in the 2016 Harbour of Lights Parade and you are seeking the renewal of the survey certificate, please ensure that you have finalised and closed out all outstanding vessel survey matters by 30 November 2016.

If these matters are finalised after this date, your certificate will not be processed in 2016. It will only be processed in January 2017.

If you have questions regarding the requirements to finalise your application, please call Commercial Vessel Survey & Certification section Monday to Friday during the hours of 8.30 am to 4.30 pm on 02 9563 8400.

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Crew licence

Vessel licence

Wharf access


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