Skip links and keyboard navigation

Domestic Commercial Vessel Transition Time Line

Domestic Commercial Vessel Transition Time Line
Larger image

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) on behalf of the Commonwealth Government will take over full service delivery responsibilities for the registration, licensing and compliance functions for the safety administration of domestic commercial vessels from 1 July 2018.

The AMSA web address is and the telephone call centre number is 1800 627 484.

To facilitate the transfer of these services, we have established key dates to cover the lodgement and handling of documents over the next few months to ensure that the processing of applications is managed efficiently during the handover period.

MSQ will continue to provide you with marine safety services for local waterways management, environmental management, pilotage, navigation aids, ports, harbours and mooring management as well as all recreational boating services.

Maritime Minutes

Do you know which navigation lights you need for your powered vessel? - watch our video to find out.

View more videos and transcripts

View all news and stories