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Recreational marine licences

Fee type Cost
Recreational marine licence indicator $103.05
Personal watercraft licence  $103.05

Recreational ship registration fees

Fee type Cost
Recreational use fee (collected on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)
This fee is collected on top of the registration fees listed below:
 $20.70
General recreational ship registration fees  
Up to and including 4.5m $81.00 
4.51–6m $180.10
6.01–10m $312.45
10.01–15m $468.55
15.01–20m $585.65
20.01m and over $742.25
Pensioner/concession card holder recreational ship registration fees  
Up to and including 4.5m $40.50
4.51–6m $90.05
6.01–10m $156.22
10.01–15m $234.27
15.01–20m $292.82
20.01m and over $371.12
Other recreational registration fees  
Renewal of recreational registration after expiry $14.80
Transfer of recreational registration $26.20
Replacement of recreational registration certificate $57.10
Refund of recreational registration administrative fee $16.20

Queensland commercial ship licence

Please note: Generally, commercial ships require a National System certificate of operation. Before applying for a Queensland commercial licence, contact your local Maritime Safety Queensland office.

Fee type Amount
Master Class 3 and Skipper Grade 1
Master Class 4, Skipper Grade 2 and Mate Class 4
$268.20 
Master Class 5 and Skipper Grade 3 $190.35 
Coxswain $86.60 
Engineer Class 3 $337.40 
Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 $216.25 
Marine Engine Driver Grade 2
Marine Engine Driver Grade 3
$159.25 
Renewal of a commercial ship licence $49.35 
Replacement of a commercial ship licence $37.10 
Assessment of sea service $50.20 
Application for an amendment to impose an additional condition on a licence $49.35 
Application for a temporary permit to operate a Queensland commercial ship as a master or act as a crew member $140.10 

Pilotage licences and exemptions

Fee type Amount
Assessment for pilot licence for section 101
Amendment of a pilot licence
Pilotage exemption test for section 179(2)(b)
Amendment of a pilot's exemption certificate
Issue of a pilot licence
Issue of an amended pilot licence
Issue of a pilotage exemption certificate
$242.25 
Renewal of a pilot licence or a pilotage exemption certificate $119.40 
Replacement of a lost, damaged or destroyed pilot licence or pilotage exemption certificate $37.10 

2016 Pilotage fees—including GST 

Pilotage Area Minimum fee > 80 to 150 m > 150 to 200 m > 200 to 250 m > 250 m Delay Fee (Per Hour) Cancellation Fee

Abbot Point

$1,191.05

$25.50

$23.20

$18.55

$16.20

$338.55

$677.05

Brisbane

$2,056.25

$45.30

$41.20

$32.95

$28.80

$382.70

$765.40

Bundaberg

$1,196.45

$26.00

$23.60

$18.90

$16.55

$323.85

$647.65

Cairns

$1,197.35

$26.05

$23.65

$18.95

$16.60

$323.85

$647.65

Cape Flattery

$1,214.85

$27.65

$25.10

$20.10

$17.65

$353.25

$706.55

Cooktown

$1,065.10

$23.25

$21.15

$16.85

$14.80

$294.35

$588.80

Gladstone

$1,734.95

$38.15

$34.65

$27.75

$24.25

$382.70

$765.40

Hay Point

$1,344.25

$28.55

$26.00

$20.75

$18.15

$338.55

$677.05

Karumba

$1,072.55

$23.90

$21.75

$17.40

$15.20

$294.35

$588.80

Lucinda

$1,187.40

$25.10

$22.85

$18.25

$15.95

$338.55

$677.05

Mackay

$1,188.35

$25.20

$23.00

$18.35

$16.05

$323.85

$647.65

Maryborough

$1,065.10

$23.25

$21.15

$16.85

$14.80

$294.35

$588.80

Mourilyan

$1,189.20

$25.35

$23.05

$18.40

$16.15

$323.85

$647.65

Port Douglas

$1,065.10

$23.25

$21.15

$16.85

$14.80

$294.35

$588.80

Rockhampton

$1,181.40

$24.60

$22.40

$17.90

$15.65

$294.35

$588.80

Skardon River

$1,065.10

$23.25

$21.15

$16.85

$14.80

$294.35

$588.80

Southport

$1,065.10

$23.25

$21.15

$16.85

$14.80

$294.35

$588.80

Thursday Island

$1,065.10

$23.25

$21.15

$16.85

$14.80

$294.35

$588.80

Townsville

$1,200.10

$26.30

$23.90

$19.10

$16.75

$323.85

$647.65

Weipa

$1,828.80

$41.00

$37.20

$29.75

$26.10

$382.70

$765.40

Conservancy dues

Ship type Conservancy due charged
Ship on interstate voyage weighing 500 gross tonne or less  $0.136/gross tonne (or part of gross tonne) 
Ship on interstate voyage weighing more than 500 gross tonne $0.223/gross tonne (or part of gross tonne) 
Any other ship  $0.223/gross tonne (or part of gross tonne) 

National System certificate of competency fees

National System forms are available from the Australian Maritime Safety Authorities website.

Fee type Amount charged
Application for a certificate of competency—first time issue fees (AMSA534)  
General Purpose Hand NC
Coxswain Grade 1 NC
Coxswain Grade 2 NC
$86.60 
Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 NC $216.25 
Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 NC
Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 NC
$159.25 
Master (less than 80m) NC
Master (less than 35m) NC
Mate (less than 80m) NC
$268.20 
Master (less than 24m) NC $190.35 
Engineer Class 3 NC $337.40 
Application for certificate of competency—renewal fees (AMSA534) $49.35 
Application for certificate of competency—revalidation fees (AMSA534) $99.55 
Application for qualifying sea service assessment (AMSA560) $50.20 
EX14—Sea Rangers exemption application (AMSA618)
EX15—Scientific Research and education activities exemption application (AMSA781)
EX17—Great Barrier Reef region and Torres Strait zone exemption application (AMSA782)
EX21—Vehicular ferry-in-chains exemption application (AMSA787)
EX22—Bareboats exemption application (AMSA789)
No charge 
Other applications handled by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority:
Trans-Tasman Notice of Registration (AMSA887)
Exemption 38—Low Complexity Duties
Apply directly to Australian Maritime Safety Authority 
EX08—Temporary service permit exemption application (AMSA778)
Note: The fee does not apply when the Temporary Service Permit is issued while an applicant is waiting for the issue of the official Certificate of Competency in the mail. Maritime Safety Queensland Regional Offices can provide advice on the application of this fee.
$140.10 
EX09—Temporary crewing exemption application (AMSA779) $140.10 

Queensland commercial ship registration

Please note: Generally, commercial ships fall under the national system and require a certificate of operation. Before applying for Queensland commercial registration, contact your local regional office.

Fee type Amount 
Up to and including 1m $253.50 
1.01–2m $265.55 
2.01–3m $277.60 
3.01–4m $289.65 
4.01–4.5m $301.70 
4.51–5m $350.95 
5.01–6m $363.00 
6.01–7m $375.05 
7.01–8m $637.95 
8.01–9m $650.00 
9.01–10m $662.05 
10.01–11m $786.45 
11.01–12m $806.35 
12.01–13m $826.25 
13.01–14m $846.15 
14.01–15m $866.05 
15.01–16m $1,007.10 
16.01–17m $1,027.00 
17.01–18m $1,046.90 
18.01–19m $1,066.80 
19.01–20m $1,086.70 
20.01–21m $1,201.70
21.01–22m $1,221.60 
22.01–23m $1,241.50 
23.01–24m $1,261.40 
24.01–25m $1,281.30 
25.01–26m $1,396.40 
26.01–27m $1,416.30 
27.01–28m $1,436.20 
28.01–29m $1,456.10 
29.01–30m $1,476.00 
30.01–31m $1,495.90 
31.01–32m $1,515.80 
32.01–33m $1,535.70 
33.01–34m $1,555.60 
34.01–35m $1,575.50 
35.01–50m $1,735.50 
50.01–75m $1,813.25 
75.01–100m $1,969.25 
100.01–999.9m $2,272.00 
Replacement of commercial registration certificate $57.10 
Refund of commercial registration administrative fee $16.20 

National System certificate of operation

National System forms are available from the Australian Maritime Safety Authorities website.

Application for Certificate of Operation for a Domestic Commercial Vessel (AMSA504)  
Fee type Amount
Class 1 and 2 (except class 1F)  
Up to and including 1m $253.50 
1.01–2m $265.55 
2.01–3m $277.60 
3.01–4m $289.65 
4.01–4.5m $301.70 
4.51–5m $350.95 
5.01–6m $363.00 
6.01–7m $375.05 
7.01–8m $637.95 
8.01–9m $650.00 
9.01–10m $662.05 
10.01–11m $786.45 
11.01–12m $806.35 
12.01–13m $826.25 
13.01–14m $846.15 
14.01–15m $866.05 
15.01–16m $1,007.10 
16.01–17m $1,027.00 
17.01–18m $1,046.90 
18.01–19m $1,066.80 
19.01–20m $1,086.70
20.01–21m $1,201.70 
21.01–22m $1,221.60 
22.01–23m $1,241.50 
23.01–24m $1,261.40 
24.01–25m $1,281.30 
25.01–26m $1,396.40 
26.01–27m $1,416.30 
27.01–28m $1,436.20 
28.01–29m $1,456.10 
29.01–30m $1,476.00 
30.01–31m $1,495.90 
31.01–32m $1,515.80 
32.01–33m $1,535.70 
33.01–34m $1,555.60 
34.01–35m $1,575.50 
35.01–50m $1,735.50 
50.01–75m $1,813.25 
75.01–100m $1,969.25 
100.01–999.9m $2,272.00 
Class 3  
Up to and including 15m $190.35 
15.01–20m $519.10 
20.01–25m $640.30 
25.01–35m $804.60 
35.01–50m $995.00 
50.01–75m $1,072.75 
75.01–100m $1,228.75
100.01–999.99m $1,531.50 
Class 4  
Up to and including 1m $147.00 
1.01–2m $159.05 
2.01–3m $171.10 
3.01–4m $183.15 
4.01–4.5m $195.20 
4.51–5m $244.45 
5.01–6m $256.50 
6.01–7m $268.55 
7.01–8m $326.40 
8.01–9m $338.45 
9.01–10m $350.50 
10.01–11m $424.70 
11.01–12m $444.60 
12.01–13m $464.50 
13.01–14m $484.40 
14.01–15m $504.30 
15.01–16m $583.00 
16.01–17m $602.90 
17.01–18m $622.80 
18.01–19m $642.70 
19.01–20m $662.60
20.01–21m $786.20 
21.01–22m $806.10 
22.01–23m $826.00 
23.01–24m $845.90 
24.01–25m $865.80 
25.01–26m $946.45 
26.01–27m $966.35 
27.01–28m $986.25 
28.01–29m $1,006.15 
29.01–30m $1,026.05 
30.01–31m $1,045.95 
31.01–32m $1,065.85 
32.01–33m $1,085.75 
33.01–34m $1,105.65 
34.01–35m $1,125.55 
35.01-999.99m $1,181.75 
Hovercraft  
Up to and including 1m $246.50 
1.01–2m $258.55 
2.01–3m $270.60 
3.01–4m $282.65 
4.01–4.5m $294.70 
4.51–5m $343.95 
5.01–6m $414.80 
6.01–7m $426.85 
7.01–7.5m $438.90 
7.51–8m $560.10 
8.01–9m $572.15 
9.01–10m $584.20 
10.01–11m $708.50 
11.01–12m $728.40 
12.01–13m $748.30 
13.01–14m $768.20 
14.01–15m $788.10 
15.01–16m $1,041.65
16.01–17m $1,061.55 
17.01–18m $1,081.45 
18.01–19m $1,101.35 
19.01–20m $1,121.25 
20.01–21m $1,366.00 
21.01–22m $1,385.90 
22.01–23m $1,405.80 
23.01–24m $1,425.70
24.01–25m $1,445.60 
25.01–26m $1,465.50 
26.01–27m $1,485.40 
27.01–28m $1,505.30 
28.01–29m $1,525.20 
29.01–30m $1,545.10 
30.01–31m $1,790.15 
31.01–32m $1,810.05 
32.01–33m $1,829.95
33.01–34m $1,849.85 
34.01–35m $1,869.75 
35.01–999.9m $1,874.05 
Sail training vessels  
6.01–7m $202.25 
7.01–8m $214.35 
8.01–9m $226.45 
9.01–10m $238.35
10.01–11m $258.70 
11.01–12m $278.65 
12.01–13m $298.70 
13.01–14m $318.50 
14.01–15m $338.45
15.01–16m $358.45 
Notification of change of ownership (AMSA775) No charge 
EX07 temporary operations exemption application—fee per month (AMSA777)  
Less than 50m $90.05 
50–80m $192.20 
80.01–150m $407.70 
150.01–200m $640.65 
More than 200m $873.65 

National System certificate of survey

National System forms are available from the Australian Maritime Safety Authorities website.

Fee type Amount 
Application for Approval of a New Scheme Non-Survey (NS) Vessel (AMSA579) No charge 
Application for a Certificate of Survey for a Domestic Commercial Vessel (AMSA521) $378.55 
Transport and Main Roads (TMR) vessel survey assessment per hour $127.80
EX06—Operation beyond survey time exemption application (AMSA776) Actual
$57.10 
Notification of Change of Ownership (AMSA582) No charge 
Issue of loadline or loadline exemption certificate $155.75 
Issue of design approval,
plus TMR design assessment fees per hour:
If a certificate of competent design has been issued (billed in 15 minute increments)
Otherwise (billed in 15 minute increments)
$143.00

$127.80

$170.40 
TMR plan duplication fee, plus:
Number of prints (per A4 or A3 page)
Number of prints (per A2 page)
$73.75
$1.50
$7.45
 
Other National System fees  
Refund administrative fee $16.20 
Application to change or replace a certificate (AMSA539) $57.10 
Application to suspend, revoke or transfer a certificate—at the applicant's request (AMSA600) No charge 

Buoy mooring fees

Fee type Amount
Restricted mooring, which is made up of:  
Initial assessment fee and 1 of the following: $84.25 
12 months occupation (category 2 area) $84.25 
12 months occupation (category 3 area) $50.60 
Unrestricted mooring, which is made up of:  
Initial assessment fee and 1 of the following: $84.25 
12 months occupation (category 2 area) $168.85 
12 months occupation (category 3 area) $84.25 

Queensland Restricted Use Flag fees

Fee type Amount
Issue of flag for more than 1 month $250.95 
Issue of a second or subsequent flag $102.00 
Replacement flag $53.60 
Issue of flag for up to 1 month (by length):  
50 or less $90.05 
50.01–80m $192.20 
80.01–150m $407.70 
150.01–200m $640.65 
More than 200m $873.65 

Other fees

Fee type Amount
Aquatic event authority $34.00 
Take off and landing approval (TIWMR) $95.50 
Commercial vessel and national system search fee (when application is made) $17.25 
Commercial vessel and national system search fee (on any other day) $27.60 
Shipboard oil pollution emergency plan $77.05 

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Last updated
30 June 2016