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Exemption from coverage

For: Employers and managers Information seekers

Some or all employees on a particular ship can be exempted from coverage by the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 (Seafarers Act) in certain circumstances.

Exemptions are granted by the Seacare Authority under section 20A of the Seafarers Act.


How exemptions can be initiated

Exemptions granted by the Seacare Authority can be initiated in two ways:

  1. though the own motion of the Seacare Authority, or
  2. at the request of an employer or operator.

Exemptions can apply for up to one year from the date they come into effect. A further exemption can be sought to cover an additional period.

Exemptions of own motion by the Seacare Authority

List of current exemptions of own motion

There are currently two exemptions granted at the Seacare Authority’s own motion:

These exemptions are multiple vessel exemptions that apply to employment on a large number of ships.

The multiple vessel exemptions apply to the Seafarers Act. They do not apply to the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 (OHS (MI) Act).

Reason for the multiple vessel exemptions

The multiple vessel exemptions clarify coverage provisions and ensure that employment on a vessel or voyage is not unintentionally brought under the Seacare scheme, particularly without the knowledge of the employer.

In Samson Maritime Pty Ltd v Aucote (Aucote decision), the Full Federal Court held on 22 December 2014 that the Seacare scheme applies to all 'employees', as defined by the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 (Seafarers Act) of a trading, financial or foreign corporation.

The Aucote decision substantially shifted workers' compensation and work health and safety arrangements in the Australian maritime industry. Ships and employees that were historically considered to be covered by state workers' compensation and work health and safety laws are covered by the Commonwealth Seacare scheme.

In response to the Aucote decision, the Australian Government introduced the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 (Amendment Act). The Seacare Authority and Minister also granted declarations and the multiple vessel exemptions, affecting the coverage of the Seacare scheme.

These actions were taken to:

  • limit the coverage of the Seacare scheme to what was broadly understood to be the case before the Aucote decision (that the Seacare scheme does not apply to ships engaged in intrastate trade and not engaged in interstate or international trade)
  • provide certainty to the maritime industry regarding coverage of schemes.

How to apply the multiple vessel exemptions

The multiple vehicle exemptions have lists (schedules) of ship names.

If your ship is included in a multiple vessel exemption list, this does not automatically mean that employment on this ship is exempt from coverage by the Seafarers Act.

If your ship meets the criteria outlined in the first page of the exemption document, the ship’s employment remains covered by the Seacare scheme. Generally, employees on ships which are engaged in trade or commerce between states (interstate) or within a territory, are covered by the Seacare scheme.

See Who is covered for further guidance. If you are still not sure, you should seek legal advice.

Changing the status of your ship

If your ship is not listed under the multiple vessel exemptions listing and you would like to ensure it is exempted, you can apply for an exemption.

If you believe your vessel is exempted from the Seafarers Act by a multiple vessel exemption and you would like to opt into the scheme, please contact the Seacare Helpdesk on 02 6275 0070 or at seacare@comcare.gov.au.

Employer requests for an exemption

List of current exemptions following an employer request

Exemptions granted by the Seacare Authority following a request by an employer or operator are published in a financial year listing.

This listing is updated each quarter during the current financial year.

Exemptions granted pursuant to S20A of the Seafarers Act 2023-24

EmployerVessel Vessel type Date granted/
Decision made
Reason(s) Exemption
start date
Exemption
end date
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Fortitude Tug 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Kotor Tug 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Kythira Tug 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Zarka Tug 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Mary Tug 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT May Tug 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Mermaid Launch/Survey Vessel 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Monto Power/Monohull 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Paluma Monohull 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Wambiri Barge 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Camel Barge 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Moreton Barge  14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Hanson Barge 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Bay Lass Survey Vessel 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Cape Mac Tug 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Flinders Bay Tug 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Keppel Bay Tug 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd King Bay Tug 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Twofold Bay Tug 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Nautilius Tug 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Tansporter Launch/Survey Vessel 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Robbie Cook Power/Monohull 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Eden Monohull 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Norfolk Barge 14 Jul 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 14 Jul 2023 30 Jun 2024
Sea Swift Pty Ltd Fourcroy Barge 18 Jul 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 19 Jul 2023 11 Oct 2023
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd PB Murray Tug 27 Jul 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 27 Jul 2023 3 Aug 2023
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Cooma Tug 27 Jul 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 27 Jul 2023 18 Aug 2023
CSL Australia Pty Ltd MV Goliath Bulk Carrier 11 Aug 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 11 Aug 2023 1 Apr 2024
GO OFFSHORE Pty Ltd Hart Tide Offshore supply ship 11 Aug 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 11 Aug 2023 30 Jun 2024
GO OFFSHORE Pty Ltd Executive Courage Offshore supply ship 11 Aug 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 11 Aug 2023 30 Jun 2024
GO OFFSHORE Pty Ltd Executive Valour Offshore supply ship 11 Aug 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 11 Aug 2023 30 Jun 2024
Sea Swift Pty Ltd Trader Express Heavy Load Carrier 11 Aug 2023 Prescribed ship/s are operating within a territory only 11 Aug 2023 28 Aug 2023
ASP Ship Management Pty Ltd RTM Wakmatha Bulk Carrier 18 Aug 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 19 Aug 2023 30 Jun 2024
ASP Ship Management Pty Ltd RTM Piiramu Bulk Carrier 18 Aug 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 19 Aug 2023 30 Jun 2024
ASP Ship Management Pty Ltd RTM Twarra Bulk Carrier 18 Aug 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 19 Aug 2023 30 Jun 2024
ASP Ship Management Pty Ltd RTM Weipa Bulk Carrier 18 Aug 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 19 Aug 2023 30 Jun 2024
ASP Ship Management Pty Ltd RV Investigator Research/Survey Vessel 18 Aug 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 19 Aug 2023 30 Jun 2024
IMS Pty Ltd RT Sensation Tug 25 Aug 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 28 Aug 2023 17 Aug 2023
Sea Swift Pty Ltd Arnhem Trader Heavy Load Carrier 25 Aug 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 25 Aug 2023 24 Oct 2023
Entier Australia Pty Ltd Deep Orient Offshore Supply Ship 13 Sep 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 30 Sep 2023 30 Sep 2024
Entier Australia Pty Ltd DPS-1 Drilling Jack Up 13 Sep 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 30 Sep 2023 30 Sep 2024
Entier Australia Pty Ltd Transocean Equinox Platform 13 Sep 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 30 Sep 2023 30 Sep 2024
Entier Australia Pty Ltd Transocean Enabler Platform 13 Sep 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 30 Sep 2023 30 Sep 2024
IMS Pty Ltd RT Leader Tug 13 Sep 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 13 Sep 2023 20 Sep 2023
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Heron Tug 13 Sep 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 13 Sep 2023 30 Sep 2023
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Waratah Tug 15 Sep 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 19 Sep 2023 30 Sep 2023
Sea Swift Pty Ltd Punsand Bay Heavy Load Carrier 29 Sep 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 1 Oct 2023 31 Dec 2023
Sea Swift Pty Ltd Fourcroy Barge 9 Oct 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 12 Oct 2023 18 Dec 2023
IMS Pty Ltd Svitzer Dragon Tug 19 Oct 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 19 Oct 2023 19 Nov 2023
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Alegria Offshore Supply Ship 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Aquamarine Pusher Tug 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Audacia Pipe Layer 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Baldur Dredger (non-propelled) 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Bravenes Pipe Burying Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Castorone Pipe Layer 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Deep Orient Offshore Supply Ship 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd DLV2000 Pipe Layer 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Felicity Offshore Supply Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Fortitude Offshore Support Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Fortress Offshore Supply Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Fugro Mariner Offshore Support Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Gateway Hopper Dredger 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Mermaid Cove Offshore Support Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Mermaid Searcher Offshore Support Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd MMA Coral Offshore Supply Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd MMA Inscription Offshore Supply Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd MMA Leeuwin Offshore Supply Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd MMA Majestic Offshore Supply Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd MMA Plover Offshore Supply Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd MMA Strait Offshore Supply Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd MMA Vigilant Offshore Supply Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd MMA Vision Offshore Supply Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Offshore Supplier Offshore Supply Ship 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Q7000 Maintenance Platform 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Saipem Endeavour Barge (Pipe Layer) 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Seapiper Motor Hopper 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Seven Oceanic Offshore Support Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Seven Oceans Pipe Layer 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Seven Pegasus Offshore Supply Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty Ltd Skandi Acergy Offshore Supply Vessel 27 Oct 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 27 Oct 2023 30 Jun 2024
IMS Pty Ltd Achievement Pleasure Yacht 3 Nov 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 4 Nov 2023 30 Nov 2023
P&O Maritime Aburri Cargo 3 Nov 2023 Prescribed ship/s are operating within a territory only 3 Nov 2023 30 Jun 2024
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Harrier Tug 9 Nov 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 10 Nov 2023 25 Nov 2023
IMS Pty Ltd Svitzer Kingfisher Tug 10 Nov 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 11 Nov 2023 30 Nov 2023
Sea Swift Pty Ltd Biquele Bay Landing Barge 14 Nov 2023 Prescribed ship/s are operating within a territory only 15 Nov 2023 30 Apr 2024
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Waratah Tug 20 Nov 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 21 Nov 2023 30 Nov 2023
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Ptty Ltd Coral Knight Tug 29 Nov 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 1 Dec 2023 31 Mar 2023
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Ptty Ltd Mercator Tug 29 Nov 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 1 Dec 2023 31 Mar 2023
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Ptty Ltd MV Besant
Cargo
29 Nov 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 1 Dec 2023 31 Mar 2023
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Ptty Ltd Ningaloo Vision Rescue Vessel 29 Nov 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 1 Dec 2023 31 Mar 2023
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Ptty Ltd MV Sycamore Floating Storage 29 Nov 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 1 Dec 2023 31 Mar 2023
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Ptty Ltd MV Stoker Special Purpose Ship 29 Nov 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 1 Dec 2023 31 Mar 2023
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Ptty Ltd ADV Reliant Submarine Rescue 29 Nov 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 1 Dec 2023 31 Mar 2023
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Ptty Ltd ABFC Ocean Shield Offshore Supply ship 29 Nov 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 1 Dec 2023 31 Mar 2023
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Ptty Ltd ADV Guidance Cargo Vessel 29 Nov 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 1 Dec 2023 31 Mar 2023
International Maritime Services Pty Ltd Svitzer Kingfisher Tug 29 Nov 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 1 Dec 2023 10 Dec 2023
International Maritime Services Pty Ltd Achievement Pleasure Yacht 29 Nov 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 1 Dec 2023 6 Dec 2023
International Maritime Services Pty LtdSvitzer RowleyTug30 Nov 2023Non-regular trading pattern3 Dec 20231 Jan 2024
Maesk Crewing Australia Pty Ltd Maesk Master Offshore Supply Ship 7 Dec 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 1 Jan 2024 30 Jun 2024
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Warratah Tug 14 Dec 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 17 Dec 2023 31 Dec 2023
CSL Australia Pty Ltd CSL Wyalla Trans Shipment Vessel 19 Dec 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance 1 Feb 2024 30 June 2024
GO OFFSHORE Pty LtdAndreas VikingOffshore Supply Ship18 Jan 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Jan 202430 June 2024
GO OFFSHORE Pty LtdGo AustralisOffshore Supply Ship18 Jan 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Jan 202430 June 2024
Sea Swift Pty LtdPunsand BayHeavy Load Carrier5 Jan 2024Non-regular trading pattern5 Jan 202418 Jan 2024
Polaris Marine Pty LtdLeveretTug8 Jan 2024Non-regular trading pattern11 Jan 202411 Apr 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty LtdMaersk MoverOffshore Supply Ship11 Jan 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance11 Jan 202430 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty LtdOffshore solutionOffshore Supply Ship11 Jan 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance11 Jan 202430 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty LtdParkgrachtGeneral Cargo vessel11 Jan 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance11 Jan 202430 Jun 2024
International Maritime Services Pty LtdSvitzer OliviaTug11 Jan 2024Non-regular trading pattern14 Jan 202414 Feb 2024
Jan de Nul (Australia) Pty LtdJuan Sebastian de ElcanoHopper Dredger31 Jan 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Feb 202431 Jan 2025
Jan de Nul (Australia) Pty LtdJ.F.J. De NulDredger31 Jan 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Feb 202431 Jan 2025
ASP Ship Management Pty LtdSpirit of Tasmania IPassenger Ship31 Jan 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance31 Jan 202430 Jun 2024
ASP Ship Management Pty LtdSpirit of Tasmania IIPassenger Ship31 Jan 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance31 Jan 202430 Jun 2024
DR Marine Operations TrustAkikoYacht6 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance5 Feb 202422 Jul 2024
DR Staff TrustAkikoYacht6 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance5 Feb 202422 Jul 2024
GO OFFSHORE Pty LtdGO Aurelia (ex Guo Hai Min Sheng)Offshore Supply Ship22 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance22 Feb 202430 Jun 2024
GO OFFSHORE Pty LtdRawabi TopazOffshore Supply Ship22 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance22 Feb 202430 Jun 2024
GO OFFSHORE Pty LtdBritoil JusticeOffshore Supply Ship22 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance22 Feb 202430 Jun 2024
GO OFFSHORE Pty LtdCrest ApolloOffshore Supply Ship22 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance22 Feb 202430 Jun 2024
IMS Pty LtdPSA MarvelTug26 Feb 2024Non-regular trading pattern26 Feb 202415 Mar 2024
Atlas Programmed Marine Pty LtdBloemgrachtGeneral Cargo27 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance31 Mar 202431 Mar 2025
Atlas Programmed Marine Pty LtdBrouwersgrachtGeneral Cargo27 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance31 Mar 202431 Mar 2025
Atlas Programmed Marine Pty LtdFloatel TriumphAccommodation Barge27 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance31 Mar 202431 Mar 2025
Atlas Programmed Marine Pty LtdMMA VigilantOffshore Supply Ship27 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance31 Mar 202431 Mar 2025
Atlas Programmed Marine Pty LtdNoble DelivererDrilling Jack Up27 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance31 Mar 202431 Mar 2025
Atlas Programmed Marine Pty LtdSkandi HerculesTug/Supply Vessel27 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance31 Mar 202431 Mar 2025
Atlas Programmed Marine Pty LtdValaris DPS1Drilling Rig27 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance31 Mar 202431 Mar 2025
Shorebarge Pty LtdMV Jane VirgoLanding craft27 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Mar 20241 Mar 2025
Shorebarge Pty LtdMV Cooma CoomaCargo27 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Mar 20241 Mar 2025
Guardian Offshore AU Pty LtdOffshore SurveyorResearch/Survey Vessel19 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance3 Mar 20243 Mar 2025
Ausmarineco Pty LtdOffshore SolutionOffshore Supply Ship22 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Mar 202414 Nov 2024
Sea Swift Pty LtdPunsand BayHeavy Load Carrier1 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance2 Mar 202430 Apr 2024
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty LtdCoral KnightTug15 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty LtdMercatorCargo15 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty LtdMV BesantRescue Vessel15 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty LtdNingaloo VisionFloating Storage15 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty LtdMV SycamoreSpecial Purpose Ship15 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty LtdMV StokerSubmarine Rescue15 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty LtdADV ReliantOffshore Supply ship15 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty LtdABFC Ocean ShieldCargo Vessel15 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty LtdADV GuidanceMultipurpose Offshore Vessel15 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Teekay Marine Resources Pty LtdADV Ocean ProtectorOffshore Support Vessel15 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202431 Mar 2025
Woodside Energy LtdFPSO OKHAFloating Storage/Production27 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance31 Mar 202431 Mar 2025
Woodside Energy LtdFPSO Ngujima-YinFloating Storage/Production27 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance31 Mar 202431 Mar 2025
Woodside Energy LtdFPSO Pyrenees VentureFloating Storage/Production27 Feb 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance31 Mar 202431 Mar 2025
East Coast Maritime Pty LtdPacific ConquestSurvey Vessel13 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance20 Mar 202430 Jun 2024
East Coast Maritime Pty LtdPacific TitanTug Boat13 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance20 Mar 202430 Jun 2024
Polaris Marine Pty LtdMolly GraceTug Boat21 Mar 2024Non-regular trading pattern12 Apr 202421 Apr 2024
Polaris Marine Pty LtdMolly GraceTug Boat21 Mar 2024Non-regular trading pattern22 Apr 202430 Apr 2024
P&O Maritime Services Pty LtdAburriCargo12 Mar 2024Non-regular trading pattern15 Apr 202430 Apr 2024
P&O Maritime Services Pty LtdWunmaBulker20 Mar 2024Non-regular trading pattern15 Apr 202416 Apr 2024
P&O Maritime Services Pty LtdWunmaBulker20 Mar 2024Non-regular trading pattern30 Apr 20242 May 2024
P&O Maritime Services Pty LtdWunmaBulker20 Mar 2024Prescribed ship/s are operating within a territory only15 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Inco Ships Pty LtdICS Silver LiningCargo Ship20 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance30 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Inco Ships Pty LtdICS Silver SpiritCargo Ship20 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance30 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Inco Ships Pty LtdICS RelianceOil Products Tanker20 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance30 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Inco Ships Pty LtdICS AllegianceOil Products Tanker20 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance30 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Inco Ships Pty LtdAccolade IILimestone Carrier20 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance30 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
IMS Pty LtdMinRes ThorAnchor Hoy26 Mar 2024Non-regular trading pattern28 Mar 202430 Apr 2024
CSL Australia Pty LtdDonnaconaBulk Carrier21 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
CSL Australia Pty LtdGoliathBulk Carrier21 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
DOF Management Australia Pty LtdSkandi HerculesOffshore Tug/Supply Ship21 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202431 Mar 2025
DOF Management Australia Pty LtdSkandi SingaporeOffshore Supply vessel21 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202431 Mar 2025
DOF Management Australia Pty LtdSkandi DarwinOffshore Supply vessel21 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202431 Mar 2025
DOF Management Australia Pty LtdSkandi AtlanticOffshore Tug/Supply Ship21 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202431 Mar 2025
DOF Management Australia Pty LtdSkandi EmeraldOffshore Tug/Supply Ship21 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202431 Mar 2025
DOF Management Australia Pty LtdSkandi KvitsoyOffshore Tug/Supply Ship21 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202431 Mar 2025
DOF Management Australia Pty LtdSkandi FeisteinOffshore Tug/Supply Ship21 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202431 Mar 2025
DOF Management Australia Pty LtdSkandi HawkOffshore Tug/Supply Ship21 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202431 Mar 2025
Eastern Line ShippingStatesmanGeneral Ro Ro21 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202431 Mar 2025
Eastern Line ShippingKing IslanderLanding Craft21 Mar 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 Apr 202431 Mar 2025
Fugro Australia Pty LtdFugro EtiveOffshore vessel4 Apr 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance4 Apr 202431 Mar 2025
ASP Ship Management Pty LtdWoodside GoodeLNG Tanker12 Apr 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance1 May 20241 Aug 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty LtdBold ExplorerResearch/Survey Vessel18 Apr 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance18 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty LtdD'ArtagnanDredger18 Apr 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance18 Apr 202430 Jun 2024
Australian Offshore Solutions Pty LtdMMA HarmonyOffshore Supply Ship18 Apr 2024The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance18 Apr 202430 Jun 2024

Exemptions granted pursuant to S20A of the Seafarers Act 2022-23

EmployerVessel Vessel type Date granted/
Decision made
Reason(s) Exemption
start date
Exemption
end date
Paspaley Paspaley 4 Fishing 1 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 July 2022 30 June 2023
Paspaley Roslynne Fishing 1 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 July 2022 30 June 2023
Paspaley Clare II Fishing 1 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 July 2022 30 June 2023
Paspaley Odin II Fishing 1 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 July 2022 30 June 2023
Paspaley Montoro Fishing 1 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 July 2022 30 June 2023
Paspaley Nalena Bay Fishing 1 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 July 2022 30 June 2023
Paspaley Joseph Conrad (Marilynne) Fishing 1 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 July 2022 30 June 2023
Paspaley Roebuck Two Fishing 1 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 July 2022 30 June 2023
Paspaley Vivienne Fishing 1 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 July 2022 30 June 2023
Paspaley Christine Maintenance 1 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 July 2022 30 June 2023
Paspaley Fast 4 Fishing 1 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 July 2022 30 June 2023
P&O Maritime Services Pty Ltd MV Wunma Self Discharging Bulk Carrier 1 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 July 2022 30 Sep 2022
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Ginga Tug 21 July 2022 The prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern and is incidental to the primary operations of the ship. 25 July 2022 7 Aug 2022
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Warang Tug 21 July 2022 The prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern and is incidental to the primary operations of the ship. 27 July 2022 12 Aug 2022
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Fortitude Tug 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Kotor Tug 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Kythira Tug 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Zarka Tug 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Mary Tug 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT May Tug 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Mermaid Catamaran 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Monto Tug 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Paluma Catamaran 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Wambiri Tug 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Camel Barge 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Moreton Barge 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Hanson Barge 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Bay Lass Survey Vessel 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Cape MacFlinders Bay Tug 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Keppel Bay Tug 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd King Bay Tug 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Twofold Bay Tug 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Nautilius Tug 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Tansporter Launch/Survey Vessel 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd Robbie Cook Power/Monohull 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Eden Monohull 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Pacific Tug (Aust) Pty Ltd PT Norfolk Barge 28 July 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Oryx Tug 4 Aug 2022 The prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern and is incidental to the primary operations of the ship. 7 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Nana Tug 8 Aug 2022 The prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern and is incidental to the primary operations of the ship. 10 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Stockton Tug 26 Aug 2022 The prescribed ship/s are operating within a territory only. 26 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Macquarie Tug 26 Aug 2022 The prescribed ship/s are operating within a territory only. 26 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Stokes Tug 26 Aug 2022 The prescribed ship/s are operating within a territory only. 26 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Palmerston Tug 26 Aug 2022 The prescribed ship/s are operating within a territory only. 26 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Nana Tug 26 Aug 2022 The prescribed ship/s are operating within a territory only. 26 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Edwina Tug 26 Aug 2022 The prescribed ship/s are operating within a territory only. 26 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Mataranka Tug 26 Aug 2022 The prescribed ship/s are operating within a territory only. 26 Aug 2022 30 June 2023
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Larrakia Tug 29 Aug 2022 The prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern and is incidental to the primary operations of the ship. 31 Aug 2022 30 Sep 2022
P&O Maritime Services Pty Ltd MV Wunma Self Discharging Bulk Carrier 6 Sep 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Oct 2022 30 Jun 2023
International Maritime Services Pty Ltd Mataranka Tug 6 Sep 2022 The prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern and is incidental to the primary operations of the ship. 6 Sep 2022 30 Sep 2022
International Maritime Services Pty Ltd Svitzer Stockton Tug 6 Sep 2022 The prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern and is incidental to the primary operations of the ship. 6 Sep 2022 30 Sep 2022
Coral Expeditions Group Coral Geographer Passenger Vessel 28 Sep 2022 The unavailability of workers compensation insurance under the Seacare scheme. 26 Sep 2022 30 June 2023
Coral Expeditions Group Coral Discoverer Passenger Vessel 28 Sep 2022 The unavailability of workers compensation insurance under the Seacare scheme. 26 Sep 2022 30 June 2023
Coral Expeditions Group Coral Adventurer Passenger Vessel 28 Sep 2022 The unavailability of workers compensation insurance under the Seacare scheme. 26 Sep 2022 30 June 2023
International Maritime Services Pty Ltd Tom Tough Tug 12 Oct 2022 The prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern and is incidental to the primary operations of the ship. 20 Oct 2022 30 Nov 2022
International Maritime Services Pty Ltd Svitzer Edwina Tug 12 Oct 2022 The prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern and is incidental to the primary operations of the ship. 17 Oct 2022 30 Nov 2022
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Walan Tug 26 Oct 2022 The prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern and is incidental to the primary operations of the ship. 2 Nov 2022 30 Nov 2022
Sea Swift Pty Ltd Biquele Bay Landing Craft 2 Nov 2022 The prescribed ship/s are operating within a territory only. 2 Nov 2022 30 Apr 2023
Sea Swift Pty Ltd Malu Chief Landing Craft 2 Nov 2022 The prescribed ship/s are operating within a territory only. 2 Nov 2022 30 Apr 2023
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Swift Tug 3 Nov 2022 The prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern and is incidental to the primary operations of the ship. 14 Nov 2022 30 Nov 2022
P&O Maritime Services Pty Ltd MV Aburri Bulk Carier 16 Nov 2022 The prescribed ship/s are operating within a territory only. 17 Nov 2022 30 Jun 2023
Inco Ships Pty Ltd ICS Silver Lining Cargo 25 Nov 2022 The unavailability of workers compensation insurance under the Seacare scheme. 1 Dec 2022 30 Apr 2023
Inco Ships Pty Ltd ICS Silver Spirit Cargo 25 Nov 2022 The unavailability of workers compensation insurance under the Seacare scheme. 1 Dec 2022 30 Apr 2023
Inco Ships Pty Ltd ICS Reliance Tanker 25 Nov 2022 The unavailability of workers compensation insurance under the Seacare scheme. 1 Dec 2022 30 Apr 2023
Inco Ships Pty Ltd ICS Allegiance Tanker 25 Nov 2022 The unavailability of workers compensation insurance under the Seacare scheme. 1 Dec 2022 30 Apr 2023
Inco Ships Pty Ltd Accolade II Cargo 25 Nov 2022 The unavailability of workers compensation insurance under the Seacare scheme. 1 Dec 2022 30 Apr 2023
Sea Swift Pty Ltd Territorian              Landing Craft 25 Nov 2022 The prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern and is incidental to the primary operations of the ship. 5 Dec 2022 28 Feb 2023
Svitzer Australia Pty Ltd Svitzer Swift Tug 28 Nov 2022 The prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern and is incidental to the primary operations of the ship. 30 Nov 2022 15 Dec 2022
International Maritime Services Pty Ltd Tom Tough Tug 28 Nov 2022 The prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern and is incidental to the primary operations of the ship. 30 Nov 2022 9 Dec 2022
University of Tasmania FTV Bluefin Fishing vessel 22 Dec 2022 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Jan 2023 31 Dec 2023
Jan De Nul L’AIGLE Barge 13 Feb 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 13 Feb 2023 31 Jan 2024
Jan De Nul L’ETOILE Barge 13 Feb 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 13 Feb 2023 31 Jan 2024
Jan De Nul Juan Sebastian De Elcano Dredger 13 Feb 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 13 Feb 2023 31 Jan 2024
Jan De Nul Niccolo Machiavelli Dredger 13 Feb 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 13 Feb 2023 31 Jan 2024
Jan De Nul Joseph Plateau Pipe Burying Vessel 13 Feb 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 13 Feb 2023 31 Jan 2024
Programmed Skilled Workforce Limited Ngujima Yin FPSO 15 Feb 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 21 Feb 2023 7 Mar 2023
International Maritime Services Pty Ltd Engage Bandit (Waimata) Tug 20 Feb 2023 Non-regular trading pattern 20 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023
Port of Brisbane TSHD Brisbane Dredger 22 Feb 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 30 Jun 2023
Shorebarge Pty Ltd MV Jane Virgo Landing Craft 1 Mar 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Mar 2023 1 Mar 2024
Shorebarge Pty Ltd MV Cooma Cooma Landing Craft 1 Mar 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 1 Mar 2023 1 Mar 2024
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Normand Ranger Tug 1 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 1 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2023
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Normand Saracen Cargo 1 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 1 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2023
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Normand Scorpion Cargo 1 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 1 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2023
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Normand Skimmer Cargo 1 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 1 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2023
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Normand Swan Offshore Supply 1 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 1 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2023
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Normand Tortuga Offshore Supply 1 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 1 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2023
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Far Senator Offshore Supply 1 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 1 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2023
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Far Seeker Offshore Supply 1 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 1 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2023
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd GO Britoil Dragon Offshore Supply 1 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 1 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2023
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd GO Provider (Toll) Multi-purpose 1 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 1 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2023
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd GO Koi Multi-purpose 1 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 1 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2023
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd GO Sirius Multi-purpose 1 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 1 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2023
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd GO Spica Offshore Supply 1 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 1 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2023
Guardian Offshore Offshore Surveyor Research Survey Vessel 7 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance and;
The prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern.
7 Mar 2023  3 March 2024
CSL Australia Pty Ltd MV Goliath Cargo 22 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 1 Apr 2023 21 Apr 2023
CSL Australia Pty Ltd MV Donnacona Cargo 22 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 1 Apr 2023 21 Apr 2023
Teekay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd Coral Knight Cargo 21 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 30 Jun 2023
Teekay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd Mercator I Cargo 21 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 30 Jun 2023
Teekay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd Ocean Shield Offshore Supply 21 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 30 Jun 2023
Teekay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd Ningaloo Vision Tanker 21 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 30 Jun 2023
Teekay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd Sycamore Other 21 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 30 Jun 2023
Teekay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd Besant Rescue vessel 21 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 30 Jun 2023
Teekay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd Stoker Offshore Supply 21 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 30 Jun 2023
Teekay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd Reliant Offshore Supply 21 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 30 Jun 2023
Teekay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd Ocean Shield Cargo 21 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 30 Jun 2023
Teekay Shipping Australia Pty Ltd Ocean Protector Cargo 21 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 30 Jun 2023
DOF Management Australia Pty Ltd Skandi Singapore Offshore Supply 24 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
DOF Management Australia Pty Ltd Skandi Darwin Offshore Supply 24 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
DOF Management Australia Pty Ltd Skandi Atlantic Offshore Supply 24 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
DOF Management Australia Pty Ltd Skandi Acergy Offshore Supply 24 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
DOF Management Australia Pty Ltd Skandi Emerald Offshore Supply 24 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
DOF Management Australia Pty Ltd Skandi Hercules Tug 24 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
DOF Management Australia Pty Ltd Skandi Feistein Offshore Supply 24 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Woodside Energy Limited Ngujima-Yin FPSO 24 Mar 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Woodside Energy Limited Okha FPSO 24 Mar 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Woodside Energy Limited Pyrenees Venture FPSO 24 Mar 2023 Insurance available at lower cost than the Seacare scheme 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Maersk Crewing Australia Pty Ltd Maersk Master Offshore Supply 29 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Dec 2023
Maersk Crewing Australia Pty Ltd Maersk Mover Offshore Supply 29 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Dec 2023
ASP Ship Management Pty Ltd RTM Wakmatha Bulk Carrier 29 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 18 Aug 2023
ASP Ship Management Pty Ltd RTM Piiramu Bulk Carrier 29 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 18 Aug 2023
ASP Ship Management Pty Ltd RTM Twarra Bulk Carrier 29 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 18 Aug 2023
ASP Ship Management Pty Ltd RTM Weipa Bulk Carrier 29 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 18 Aug 2023
ASP Ship Management Pty Ltd RV Investigator Research Survey Vessel 29 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 18 Aug 2023
Eastern Line Pty Ltd King Islander Landing Craft 29 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Eastern Line Pty Ltd Statesman General Cargo 29 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Fugro Australia Pty Ltd Fugro Etive Multi-purpose Offshore Vessel 30 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Normand Ranger Tug/Supply Vessel 31 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Normand Saracen Anchor Handling Vessel 31 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Normand Scorpion Anchor Handling Vessel 31 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Normand Skimmer Offshore Supply 31 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Normand Swan Offshore Supply 31 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Normand Tortuga Offshore Supply 31 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Far Senator Offshore Supply 31 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd Far Seeker Offshore Supply 31 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd GO Britoil Dragon Offshore Supply 31 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd GO Provider (Toll) Multi Purpose Offshore Vessel 31 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd GO Koi Multi Purpose Offshore Vessel 31 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd GO Sirius Multi Purpose Offshore Vessel 31 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024
Focus Offshore Pty Ltd GO Spica Offshore Supply 31 Mar 2023 The unavailability of Seafarers Act insurance. 31 Mar 2023 31 Mar 2024

The list is also included in our annual report. See the Seacare Authority annual reports for historical information on exemptions granted by the Seacare Authority,

Why employers seek an exemption

An employer seeks an exemption when they do not want the Seafarers Act to apply to their employees.

This situation can arise due to a:

  • one-off voyage of a ship, which brings it into coverage by the Seafarers Act
  • where a ship is operating within a territory only, or
  • where workers’ compensation insurance under the Seafarers scheme is unavailable.

Depending on the scope of the exemption granted by the Seacare Authority, an exemption may mean that employer responsibilities under the Seacare scheme do not apply, including holding insurance, reporting berths, employee and ship details, and paying levies to the Seacare Authority.

How to apply for an exemption

To apply for an exemption, under section 20 of the Seafarers Act, complete the Request for Exemption from the Application of the Seafarers Act application form (PDF, 273.8 KB).

The form and Exemption guidelines (PDF, 165.5 KB) provide information about any evidence required and the factors which are considered in making a decision.

The Comparison of the Seacare scheme to other schemes (PDF, 315.3 KB) provides a comparison of key benefits and entitlements under the Seacare scheme and Australian State and Territory workers’ compensation schemes.

Please note: The Seacare Authority has reviewed its exemption guidelines and application form, to incorporate the additional requirements specified through the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Directions 2023 (Ministerial Directions).

How the Seacare Authority assesses a request for exemption

To assist it in determining applications for an exemption, the Seacare Authority considers factors and information outlined in the Exemption guidelines (PDF, 165.5 KB) and the Request for Exemption from the Application of the Seafarers Act application form (PDF, 273.8 KB).

The factors that the Seacare Authority considers in granting an exemption (in effect from 1 July 2023) are:

  • the unavailability of workers’ compensation insurance under the Seacare scheme
  • the prescribed ships’ proposed voyage does not constitute a regular trading or operating pattern and is incidental to the primary operations of the ship
  • the prescribed ship/s are operating within a territory only
  • the prescribed ship is expected to voyage between two places outside Australia for a period of 12 months or more and the majority of the crew on the prescribed ship are not residents of Australia.

No exemption is automatic. The Seacare Authority considers each application on its merits and takes account of, but is not restricted by, the guidelines for exemption.

Page last reviewed: 02 May 2024
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Date printed 15 Jul 2024

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