Renew a marine pilotage exemption certificate

You must renew your marine pilotage exemption certificate every 2 years.

When renewing your marine pilotage exemption certificate you'll need to meet certain requirements and provide some documentation.

What you'll need

Fee: $338

What you'll need

You must include:

  • a passport-quality photo
  • a copy of any 1 of the following original documents certified by a Justice of the Peace:
    • current passport
    • current Australian driver's licence
    • current marine certificate of competency issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) or other relevant qualifications
  • copies of all of the following documentation:
    • current marine certificate of competency issued by the AMSA or other relevant qualifications (if not supplied above)
    • a current AMSA medical certificate
    • a statement setting out the date on which you last navigated a vessel using the certificate and giving details of the certificate to remain in force.

If your certificate has expired or is no longer in force you'll also need a log of qualifying voyages signed by a licensed marine pilot or marine pilot exempt master, or letters of recommendation or endorsement from the Port Authority or other supporting documentation.

What happens next

If your application is approved Marine Safety SA will contact you to arrange payment. You will receive a new marine pilotage exemption certificate in the mail within 3 weeks of lodging the application.

If you apply using your mySAGOV account, you can check the status of your application.

Contact Marine Safety SA


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