Marine fees

Marine service fees

You must pay the following fees for marine survey services or seafarer applications.

See below for how to pay.

Marine service feesFees
Application for supply of tidal predictions (if used for financial gain)$210
Examiners - application or assessment for appointment (cost per hour)$169
Application or assessment for appointment of radio surveyor or compass adjuster (cost per hour)$187
Assessment and/or approval of safety equipment, surveyable items etc. (cost per hour)$187
Application for exemptions$125
Seafarers Fees
Certificate of Competency – application for qualifying sea service assessment$64
Certificate of Competency - application and assessment for certificate of competency$64
Certificate of Competency – issue of card$42
General Purpose Hand – application for assessment$106
Certificate of Competency – revalidation/renewals$52
Application for addition or deletion of restriction or endorsement$52
Certificate of Competency – replacement of lost or destroyed certificate$85
Seafarers – deck examinationsFees
Coxswain Grade 2 NC – final assessment (oral examination)$94
Coxswain Grade 2 NC – practical examination$70
Coxswain Grade 1 NC – final assessment (oral examination)$94
Coxswain Grade 1 NC – practical examination$70
Master < 24 m NC – final assessment (oral examination)$117
Master < 24 m NC – practical examination$70
Master (inland waters) – final assessment (oral examination)$117
Master (inland waters) – practical examination$70
Master < 35 m NC – final assessment (oral examination)$140
Master < 35 m NC – practical examination$70
Mate < 80 m NC – final assessment (oral examination)$140
Mate < 80 m NC – practical examination$70
Master < 80 m NC – final assessment (oral examination)$163
Seafarers – engineering examinations Fees
Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 NC – final assessment (oral examination)$117
Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 NC – practical examination$94
Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 NC – final assessment (oral examination)$117
Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 NC – practical examination$140
Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 NC – final assessment (oral examination)$140
Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 NC – Practical examination$187
Engineer Class 3 NC – final assessment (oral examination)$163
Engineer Class 3 NC – practical examination$233
Endorsement of Marine Engineer Class 3 NC (steam or motor)$465
Endorsement of Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 NC (steam or motor)$349
Survey Fees
Initial survey – new vessel (cost per metre for measured length of vessel)$48
Initial survey – existing vessel (cost per metre for measured length of vessel)$48
Annual survey – fishing vessel (cost per metre for measured length of vessel)$34
Annual survey – trading vessel (cost per metre for measured length of vessel)$48
Certificate of operation – application and issue$270
Certificate of operation – (amendments or changes)$54
Issue of new certificate of survey (change of owner, replacement, conditions deleted, amended)$106
Issue of additional certificate of survey (different class or area of operation)$64
Exemption (extension) of survey – application, assessment and issue (COS if required)$146
Survey related servicesFees
Measurement of vessel (cost per hour)$187
Additional survey visits in connection with annual survey (cost per hour)$187
Plan approval for new vessel construction (cost per metre for measured length of vessel)$86/m
Plan approval and survey alterations to or conversions of existing vessel (cost per metre for measured length of vessel)$86/m
Survey during new vessel construction (cost per metre for measured length of vessel)$70
Surveys conducted outside the Northern Territory (cost per hour as indicated, plus appropriate survey fees and travel and accommodation costs)$169
Survey inspection of a non-routine nature including outside annual survey and damage repairs (cost per hour)$187
Initial load line survey and assignment (cost per metre or part metre)$24
Annual load line survey (cost per metre or part metre)$11
Stability approval (cost per survey)$583
Rolling test witnessed (cost per vessel)$233
Inclining test (cost per vessel)$349
Plan and calculation approval for lifting appliances on vessels including witnessing of test (cost per hour)$187

Pilotage exemption certificate (PEC) fees

  • New PEC - $1070
  • PEC revalidation - $475
  • PEC vessel upgrade - $475
  • PEC area upgrade - $545
  • PEC vessel and area upgrade - $780

How to pay

You can pay marine service fees to the Marine Safety Branch by phone, fax, mail, email or in person.  Fees are exempt from GST.

For other than phone payments, use the payment method form to give details of how you are going to pay fees.

Payment method form for marine fees (38.6 kb)

Payment method form for marine fees (74.0 kb)

In person

You can submit your application and pay by cash, cheque or credit card at the Marine Safety office at:

2nd floor
Energy House
18-20 Cavenagh Street
Darwin

Phone

You can pay by phone with a credit card, after you have submitted your application.  MasterCard and Visa are accepted. 

Call 08 8924 7100.

Fax

You can fax your completed application and payment method forms to 08 8924 7009.

If paying by EFT, you must also provide proof that you have made the payment.

Mail

To pay by mail,  post the filled-in application and payment method forms to the Marine Safety office at:

Marine Safety Branch
GPO Box 2520
Darwin NT 0801

If paying by cheque or money order make it out to the Receiver of Territory Monies and include with the forms.  

If paying by EFT, you must also provide proof that you have made the payment.

Email

To pay by email, scan your completed application and payment method forms and send to marinesafety@nt.gov.au.

If paying by EFT, you must also provide proof that you have made the payment.

Further information

If you need help or further information about paying fees, call Marine Safety Branch on 08 8924 7100.

Last updated: 27 June 2017