Local knowledge certificates
In order to operate a vessel for commercial purposes you may be required to hold a certificate of local knowledge.
A local knowledge certificate is required where the risks, due to local conditions, are sufficient to justify additional permissioning requirements.
Local knowledge certificates are the responsibility of Maritime Safety Victoria.
A local knowledge certificate is required in addition to a certificate of competency.
Guidance and forms
Guidance material about local knowledge certificates:
Download an application or renewal form:
- CC9 Application for local knowledge certificate PDF, 212.5 KB
- CC9 Application for local knowledge certificate DOC, 316.5 KB
- CC10 Application for renewal of local knowledge certificate DOC, 302.0 KB
- CC10 Application for renewal of local knowledge certificate PDF, 199.3 KB
Please complete the relevant form(s) and send it in with all supporting documentation to: TSVqualifications@transportsafety.vic.gov.au
Please do not post any documentation as TSV staff are working remotely and will not be able to access these documents.
The fee payable depends on the type of application and certificate type. You must pay the application fee prior to your certificate being issued.
For information about the fees for commercial maritime qualifications, including certificates of competency and pilot licences, please contact us.