Marine pilot exemption certificate
Find out who is eligible and how to apply for a marine pilot exemption.
Vessels of 35 metres or greater must engage a licensed marine pilot while transiting through port waters.
To be eligible to apply for a marine pilot exemption, you must:
- be a permanent resident of Australia
- have completed at least 3 inbound and 3 outbound transits through the relevant pilotage area
- undertake and successfully complete a local knowledge exam.