A Domestic Commercial Vessel is a vessel that is used for a commercial, governmental or research activity. Roads and Maritime Services is one of the agencies responsible for the effective day-to day operation of the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessels under delegation from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
Find further information on the National System for Commercial Vessels in this section, or on the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) website.
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Vessels required to be in survey must have a Certificate of Survey and Operation to operate as a commercial vessel in Australia.
A Certificate of Operation is required for domestic commercial vessels that operate in Australia.
Hire and Drive vessels are Domestic Commercial Vessels which are hired for recreational use.
Minimum safety standards for vessels are designed to protect persons, property and the environment.