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Fees and charges for Queensland regulated ships

Marine licences

Fee type Cost as of 1 July 2019 Cost as of 1 July 2020 
Recreational marine driver licence $112.85 $114.90
Personal watercraft licence $112.85

$114.90

Smartcard Fee—licence indicator $9.55 $9.70

Queensland regulated ship registration and renewal of registration fees

Fee type Cost as of 1 July 2019 Cost as of 1 July 2020  
Use component fee. This fee is collected on top of the registration fees listed below:
(collected on behalf of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry)
$22.65  $23.05
General Queensland regulated ship registration fees  
Up to and including 4.5m $88.70  $90.30
4.51 - 6m $197.25 $200.80
6.01–10m $342.25 $348.40
10.01–15m $513.20 $522.45
15.01–20m $641.50 $653.05
20.01m and over $813.05 $827.70
Pensioner/concession card holder registration fees  
Up to and including 4.5m $44.35 $45.15
4.51–6m $98.10 $100.40
6.01–10m $171.10 $174.20
10.01–15m $256.60 $261.20
15.01–20m $320.75 $326.50
20.01m and over $406.55 $413.85
Other fees  
Administration fee to renew Queensland regulated ship after expiry $16.20 $16.50
Inspection of ship— per 15 minutes $35.00 $35.65
Transfer of Queensland regulated ship registration $28.70 $29.20
Administration fee for a refund of Queensland regulated ship registration $17.75 $18.05
Copy of current particulars of ship in register
$18.90 $19.25
Copy of historic particulars of ship in register $30.20 $30.75

Restricted Use Authority fees

Fee type Cost as of 1 July 2019  Cost as of 1 July 2020
Issue of restricted use authority for a term longer than 1 month    
For the first restricted authority $274.85 $279.80
For the second or subsequent restricted use authority $111.70 $113.70
Replacement document $58.75 $59.80
Issue of authority for 1 month or less (by length):    
50m or less $98.65 $100.45
50.01– 80m $210.55 $214.35
80.01– 150m $446.55 $454.60
150.01– 200m $701.75 $714.40
More than 200m $956.90 $974.10

Pilot Licences and Pilot Exemption Certificates

Fee type Cost as of 1 July 2019  Cost as of 1 July 2020 
Pilot licence    
Examination fee for Pilot licence $265.30 $270.10
Issue of Pilot licence $265.30 $270.10
Examination fee for Pilotage exemption certificate $265.30 $270.10
Issue of Pilotage exemption certificate $265.30 $270.10
Application fee to amend a Pilot licence - exam required $265.30 $270.10
Application fee to amend a Pilot licence - otherwise $54.10 $55.05
Issue of an amended Pilot licence $265.30 $270.10
Application fee to amend a Pilotage exemption certificate - exam required $265.30 $270.10
Application fee to amend a Pilotage exemption certificate - otherwise $54.10 $55.05
Application to renew a Pilot licence or a Pilotage exemption certificate $130.80 $133.15
Issue of renewal of Pilot licence or Pilotage exemption certificate $265.30 $270.10
Replacement of a lost, damaged or destroyed Pilot licence or Pilotage exemption certificate $40.65 $41.40

Pilotage fees

2019 Pilotage Fees - including GST Port Pilotage Fees from 1 July 2019
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 $1,304.55 $27.95 $25.40 $20.25 $17.75 $370.80 $741.60
Brisbane $2,252.25 $49.60 $45.15 $36.10 $31.60 $419.20 $838.30
Bundaberg $1,310.55 $28.45 $25.80 $20.70 $18.15 $354.75 $709.35
Cairns $1,311.50 $28.50 $25.95 $20.75 $18.20 $354.75 $709.35
Cape Flattery $1,330.65 $30.25 $27.50 $22.00 $19.30 $386.90 $773.85
Cooktown $1,166.65 $25.45 $23.20 $18.45 $16.20 $322.40 $644.90
Gladstone $1,900.35 $41.75 $38.00 $30.35 $26.55 $419.20 $838.30
Hay Point $1,472.40 $31.25 $28.45 $22.75 $19.90 $370.80 $741.60
Karumba $1,174.80 $26.20 $23.80 $19.05 $16.65 $322.40 $644.90
Lucinda $1,300.60 $27.50 $25.05 $20.00 $17.45 $370.80 $741.60
Mackay $1,301.65 $27.60 $25.20 $20.10 $17.55 $354.75 $709.35
Maryborough $1,166.65 $25.45 $23.20 $18.45 $16.20 $322.40 $644.90
Mourilyan $1,302.60 $27.80 $25.25 $20.15 $17.65 $354.75 $709.35
Port Douglas $1,166.65 $25.45 $23.20 $18.45 $16.20 $322.40 $644.90
Rockhampton $1,294.00 $26.95 $24.55 $19.65 $17.15 $322.40 $644.90
Skardon River $1,166.65 $25.45 $23.20 $18.45 $16.20 $322.40 $644.90
Southport $1,166.65 $25.45 $23.20 $18.45 $16.20 $322.40 $644.90
Thursday Island $1,166.65 $25.45 $23.20 $18.45 $16.20
$322.40 $644.90
Townsville $1,314.50 $28.80 $26.20 $20.90 $18.35 $354.75 $709.35
Weipa $2,003.15 $44.85 $40.75 $32.60 $28.55 $419.20 $838.30

2020 Pilotage Fees - including GST Port Pilotage Fees from 1 July 2020
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 $1328.05 $28.45 $25.85 $20.60 $18.05 $377.45 $754.95
Brisbane $2292.80 $50.50 $45.95 $36.75 $32.15 $426.75 $853.40
Bundaberg $1334.15 $28.95 $26.25 $21.05 $18.50 $361.15 $722.10
Cairns $1335.10 $29.00 $26.40 $21.10 $18.55 $361.15 $722.10
Cape Flattery $1354.60
$30.80 $28.00 $22.40 $19.65 $393.85 $787.80 
Cooktown $1187.65 $25.90 $23.60 $18.80  $16.50 $328.20 $656.50
Gladstone $1934.55 $42.50 $38.70 $30.90 $27.05 $426.75 $853.40
Hay Point $1498.90 $31.80 $28.95 $23.15 $20.25 $377.45 $754.95
Karumba $1195.95 $26.65 $24.25 $19.40 $16.95 $328.20 $656.50
Lucinda $1324.00 $28.00 $25.50 $20.35 $17.75 $377.45 $754.95
Mackay $1325.10 $28.10 $25.65 $20.45 $17.85 $361.15 $722.10
Maryborough $1187.65 $25.90 $23.60 $18.80 $16.50 $328.20 $656.50
Mourilyan $1326.05 $28.30 $25.70 $20.50 $17.95 $361.15 $722.10
Port Douglas $1187.65 $25.90 $23.60 $18.80 $16.50 $328.20 $656.50
Rockhampton $1317.30 $27.45
$25.00 $20.00 $17.45 $328.20
$656.50
Skardon River $1187.65
$25.90 $23.60 $18.80 $16.50 $328.20  $656.50 
Southport $1187.65 $25.90  $23.60  $18.80  $16.50  $328.20
$656.50 
Thursday Island $1187.65 $25.90 $23.60  $18.80  $16.50  $328.20
$656.50
Townsville $1338.15 $29.30 $26.65 $21.30 $18.70 $361.15 $722.10
Weipa $2039.20 $45.65 $41.50 $33.20 $29.05 $426.75 $853.40

Conservancy dues

Ship type Conservancy due charged 2019 Conservancy due charged 2020
Ship on intra or interstate voyage that is 500 gross tonne (gt) or less $0.149/gross tonne (or part of gross tonne) $0.152/gross tonne (or part of gross tonne)
Ship on intra or interstate voyage for each gross ton or part of a gross ton over 500gt $0.244/gross tonne (or part of gross tonne) $0.249/gross tonne (or part of gross tonne)
Any other ship $0.244/gross tonne (or part of gross tonne) $0.249/gross tonne (or part of gross tonne)

Buoy mooring fees

Fee type Cost as of 1 July 2019 Cost as of 1 July 2020 
Initial assessment fee $92.30 $93.95
Restricted mooring occupation/renewal fee:    
Category 2 area - 12 months occupation $92.30 $93.95
Category 3 area - 12 months occupation $55.45 $56.45
Unrestricted mooring occupation/renewal fee:    
Category 2 area - 12 months occupation $184.95 $188.30
Category 3 area - 12 months occupation $92.30 $93.95
Category 2 area - 12 months occupation - business - each mooring after first 5 moorings $73.90 $75.25
Category 3 area - 12 months occupation - business - each mooring after first 5 moorings $55.45 $56.45

Other fees

Fee type Cost as of 1 July 2019 Cost as of 1 July 2020
Aquatic event authority $37.25 $37.90
Take off and landing approval (TIWMR) $104.55 $106.45
Electronic search to verify person is the holder of a licence $7.20 $7.35
Training program approval - application fee  $539.80  $549.50
Training program approval - criminal history fee $44.90  $45.70
Temporary permit  $153.45  $156.20
Last updated
22 June 2020