Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012
Section 11 exemption for cruise vessels
I, ANTHONY NORMAN ALBANESE, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, for purposes of section 11 of the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012, having taken into account all relevant considerations, hereby direct that the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012 does not apply to all cruise vessels in excess of 5000 gross tonnes.
Specifications of vessels to which the exemption applies and conditions on which the exemption is given
This exemption applies to vessels in excess of 5000 gross tonnes which are:
(a) capable of a speed of at least 15 knots;
(b) capable of carrying at least 100 passengers; and
(c) utilised wholly or primarily for the carriage of passengers between any ports in the Commonwealth or in the Territories, except between Victoria and Tasmania.
This exemption has effect for the period commencing from 1 January 2013 and ceasing on 31 December 2017.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Dated 5 December 2012