Commercial vessel operators

We are responsible for the effective day-to-day operation of the National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety in Victoria under delegation from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

From 1 July 2018, AMSA will provide all domestic commercial vessel (DCV) certificate services. Please visit the AMSA website for more information.

This includes the regulation of certificates of survey, certificates of competency and certificates of safe operations for DCVs.

There are general safety duties for DCVs that apply to: owners, masters, crew members, passengers, vessel designers, builders and maintenance workers.

AMSA also provides a list of accredited marine surveyors.

Commercial fisherman