Information on transferring ownership of an Australian General Register vessel is located on the AMSA website here
. If you require further information please contact AMSA shipping registration office on 1800 624 484.
If you sell a domestic commercial vessel, you must notify AMSA within 14 days.
You can notify AMSA of the sale by completing and submitting AMSA 758
Please include details of the purchaser.
to transfer certificate of survey
or non-survey permit.
Proof of purchase such as a bill of sale should be attached to application form 1780.
There is no fee associated with form AMSA 1780.
The new operators will need to apply for a new certificate of operation using form AMSA 504
The fee associated with form AMSA 504 is $200.
A certificate of operation is valid for 5 years from issue date, it is required to be renewed after expiry.
I recommend reading the information contained on the following webpage ‘Transfer of a certificate for a domestic commercial vessel
’ for further information.