Marine Survey

OUR MISSION: The preservation of life and vessel at sea by ensuring compliance to the highest safety standards

From 1 July 2013 all domestic commercial vessels are required to comply with national marine law. Under the National System, all domestic commercial vessels in Australia that were regulated by the States and Territories are now regulated under the Marine Safety (Domestic Commercial Vessels) National Law Act 2012 (National Law). AMSA is now the National Regulator and each State and Territory Marine Safety Agency is a delegate of the National Regulator.

All State and Territory marine safety agencies will be responsible for the effective day-to-day operation of the National System under delegation from the National Regulator. The responsibility for regulation of waterways, the management of ports and associated issues such as classifying waters, setting speed limits and regulating alcohol consumption will remain with the  State and Territory marine safety agencies.

More information on the new national system for domestic commercial vessel safety including related legislation can be accessed via the following link: 

www.amsa.gov.au/domestic

All commercial marine services regarding Certificates of Survey, Certificates of Competency and Certificates of Operation will still be delivered by DPTI who can be contacted at the following:- 

Location address: 1 Wright Road, Walkley Heights, South Australia 5098 
 
Postal address: Marine Services - Vessel Unit, PO Box 196, Ingle Farm, SA 5098
 
Telephone number: 1300 885 793
 
Facsimile number: (08) 8115 5536
 
Email address: DPTI.CommercialMarineServices@sa.gov.au

Please note that we are updating this website to accommodate the latest forms published by AMSA.

 

NEW VESSELS

Equipment lists for new vessels coming into survey for the first time after 1st July 2013 are available from AMSA at: www.amsa.gov.au/domestic

 

EXISTING VESSELS

From Marine Order 503, a vessel is an existing vessel if:-

(a) a survey certificate was in effect for it at any time in the 2 years ending on 30 June 2013; or

(b) a person was entitled to operate it commercially at any time in the 2 years ending on 30 June 2013; or

(c) on 30 June 2013:-

    (i) its keel has been laid; or

    (ii) construction identifiable with the vessel has begun and at least the lesser of 50 tonnes, or 10% of the estimated mass of all structural material, of the ship has been assembled; or

(d) for a vessel for which an application for design approval was lodged before 1 July 2013:-

    (i) its keel has been laid; or

    (ii) construction identifiable with the vessel has begun and at least the lesser of 50 tonnes, or 10% of the estimated mass of all structural material, of the ship has been assembled.


Please contact the department at the above address, phone number or e-mail for any inquiries regarding your existing or new vessel.

 


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