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Points around Australian Entry Requirements

Updated: Feb 17, 2023


Superyacht crew are eligible for a Temporary Activity Visa for up to 12 months which requires a Sponsor. This sponsor can be the yachts owner (individual or company) or the captain. Currently most crew visa applications are being processed efficiently - obviously it's a case by case situation, although our last vessel the visas were processed by Home Affairs within 2 weeks.

Temporary Activity Visa:


Need at least 96 hours notice prior to arrival (the more notice the better) into our country clearing into designated Ports of Entry. Vessels will need to provide their last four ports, crew and guests particulars and intentions during their time in Australia. There are now numerous options for Superyachts planning on cruising either for Private purposes or Charter. Depending on your owners or vessel intentions we can look at what options would be best for ease and flexible movements. Once docked ABF will board the vessel; different to some of the other South Pacific islands - our Border Force Department are very efficient and detailed, so the more we have you prepared for arrival by having you prepared for inspection the easy and quicker this process will be.

Smallcraft Arrival Report:


Australia really is just a big island, with a thriving livestock and farming history which we have done very well to protect for a very long time. DAWE will board the vessel on arrival and look for any signs of pests, plants or pets, as well as a good rummage through your fridges and most of the vessel. Again, with our assistance this process will be quick and efficient if you are prepared.

With our online application forms to collect Visa, Border Force, and to provide information to captains allowing them to prepare for arrival - our entry process into Australia has never been more efficient

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