TasPorts offers pilotage exemptions to masters of vessels exceeding 35m length overall (LOA), provided they meet the requirements of the Pilotage Code.

In addition, TasPorts offers pilot exemptions for low risk vessels calling at declared pilotage areas in Tasmania.

In order to be eligible for the exemption, a vessel must be:

  • Between 35 and 75 metres LOA
  • Not carrying more than twelve (12) passengers
  • Not a cargo carrying vessel
  • Not engaged in towing operations
  • Not a vessel that has a normal operating speed greater than 25 knots

The process for obtaining this exemption is detailed in the procedure below.

For more information on how to obtain a pilotage exemption, please contact TasPorts on 1300 366 742.

Pilotage Exemptions

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Low Risk Vessel Pilotage Exemption Procedure
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Pilot Licence & Pilotage Exemption Application Form
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Pilotage Exemption Guide for Applicants
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Marine Pilotage Code 2014
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Statewide Vessel Movement Advice (VMA) Form
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Pilot Exemption Certificate Payment Form