Shipping Business Unit Industry Bulletin 2

Requirement to Display Temporary Licence

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has received reports that some temporary licence operators may not be correctly displaying their licences on board ships engaged in coastal trading.

As per section 40(b) of the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012 (the Act), all vessels that undertake a voyage under a temporary licence must have a copy of their temporary licence ‘displayed on the vessel in a conspicuous place accessible to all persons on board’. We remind you that failure to display a copy of the temporary licence as stipulated may result in a penalty being imposed under section 42 of the Act.

If you require further information or assistance, please contact the Shipping Business Unit at: