Shipping Business Unit Industry Bulletin 2

Publication and notification of applications, and CTLS automated emails.

The Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development has updated its processes to more closely align with its obligations under the Coastal Trading (Revitalising Australian Shipping) Act 2012 (the Act).

The Department publishes a copy of an application for a new Temporary Licence or New Matters on the Department's website as required by Section 30 of the Act. General Licence holders and interested Third Parties have 2 business days from the day the application has been published on the Department's website to give a notice in response or written comments as per Section 31 and Section 33 of the Act.

Consultation emails distributed to General Licence holders and Interested Third Parties include a link to the Department's website where applications are published.

Section 45 of the Act provides the requirements for notifying every holder of a General Licence and Interested Third Parties for an application to vary matters authorised by a temporary licence (Authorised Matters applications). In line with this requirement, notifications are sent via email and applications will no longer be published on the Department's website.

For each application type only one consultation email will be sent.

If you require further information or assistance, please contact the Department's Shipping Business Unit at:


Last Updated: 8 July, 2016