Information for vessel owners, operators and seafarers
We have not issued any directions to prevent a regulated Australian vessel or a domestic commercial vessel from operating.
You must comply with all federal, state or territory health directions, including crew movements, isolation and social distancing requirements.
We will let you know of any changes to maritime safety laws. It’s important to regularly check our website for updates on COVID-19 as well as your state or territory health authority.
Exemptions are available in situations where an accredited marine surveyor or technician is unable to attend a vessel due to travel restrictions, or if you are unable to attend training courses for renewal of qualifications.
We will continue to carry out inspections and investigate serious breaches of maritime safely laws for international ships and domestic commercial vessel operations.