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On 11 April 2019 the Australian Government assumed a caretaker role, with an election to be held 18 May 2019.
Information on websites maintained by Comcare will be published in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions until after the election and conclusion of the caretaker period.

Increase to levy rate

On 2 May 2018, the Minister for Small and Family Business, Deregulation and the Workplace, the Hon Craig Laundy MP, agreed to the Seacare Authority’s recommendation to increase the levy from $15 to $25 per berth.

The Seacare Authority are currently working with the Department of Jobs and Small Business to implement the Minister’s decision. It is foreshadowed that an increase to the levy will take effect from 1 July 2018, in time for Quarter 1 reporting. A further update will be provided in late June to confirm the date of effect.

The Seacare Authority will write to all affected employers to provide more information on this increase. Should employers require further information, please contact the Secretariat at


Last updated: 23 May 2018