Certificates of Local Knowledge

General Information:

Certificates of Local Knowledge are issued under the Marine Safety Act 1998 (section 29). The requirements for the issue of a Certificate of Local Knowledge are detailed in the Marine Safety (General) Regulations 2009 (section 80F) and the NSW Marine Pilotage Code Vol 1 (Schedule 3) issued on the 1st February 2011.

Certificates of Local Knowledge will only be valid for the type of vessel stated on the Certificate of Competency held by the Master at the time of issue and will cover the port of Newcastle.

Certificates of Local Knowledge are not normally required for masters of vessels of less than 30m LOA and are limited to vessels up to 80m LOA. In some circumstances the Harbour Master may require the Master of a vessel less than 30m LOA to possess a Certificate of Local Knowledge.

Information for Applicants for Certificates of Local Knowledge

Certificate of Local Knowledge Application Form

Certificate of Local Knowledge Revalidation Application Form

Please print and complete the application forms and submit to Port Authority of New South Wales (Newcastle) for processing.

Further information can be obtained by contacting:

Captain Hughes:         (02) 4985 8222            email MHughes@portauthoritynsw.com.au

Captain Goodfellow:   (02) 4985 8222            email MGoodfellow@portauthoritynsw.com.au