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  • Australian Taxation for Superyachts

    GST Free Repair The owners or masters of yachts cruising Australian waters on cruising permits will be able to obtain Goods and Services Tax (GST)-free repairs by presenting their cruising permits to their repairers/re-fitters. The Australian Taxation Office will not require the presentation of documents showing a prior arrangement of repairs or refits. GST-free repairs/refits include any repairs to the yachts which are done during the course of their visits to Australia. Examples of these include: °Repairs necessitated by accidents in Australia; and °Routine maintenance To be GST free the supply of goods must be provided by the supplier of the repairs to the vessel. The repairer can make a GST-free supply of the repair by retaining a copy of the cruising permit. In addition to the cruising permit, the repairer will retain the financial records ordinarily required for taxation and accounting purposes. Import Duty Free Item 35 of schedule 4 to the customs tariff act provides for the duty-free import of parts to be installed on vessels which have a gross construction tonnage exceeding 150GCT. Import GST Free ATO ruling 2005/2 which deals with GST as it relates to supplies of goods and services in the repair, renovation, modification or treatment of goods from outside Australia whose destination is outside Australia. This ruling provides scope for goods & services to be supplied directly to an international vessel during a refit period GST free, providing the supplier has the evidence on hand to support the claim. In plain English: a copy of the Customs Control Permit, or the import declaration demonstrating that the vessel has been temporarily imported will suffice (refer point 82). Import GST must be paid up front however. Refer below; In the case of imported goods, the importer should be a GST registered business. We (Superyachts 153°) can claim the import GST back on our quarterly Business Activity Statement We will provide a refund of the GST paid when quarterly BAS refund has been received. Taking on Excise Free Fuel Yachts departing Australia are eligible to take on Excise and GST free fuel. Most Australian fuel suppliers will be experienced with supplying Excise and GST free fuel. An ABF Form 43 Request to load goods needs to be completed, submitted and approved by ABF prior to taking on Excise and GST Free Fuel. Superyachts 153° will complete and submit Form 43 on your behalf. Again, this is only applicable for yachts departing Australia. Your last 60 days Any purchases made for the yacht within your last 60 days in Australia can be GST free, however, you will need the supplier to provide the goods GST free and their invoice will need to reflect your international address. You will also need to provide documentation such as your Control Permit to the supplier to show your intended departure date from Australia so they can show why no GST was charged in the event of a Tax Audit. This is only applicable for goods that are leaving the country. GST charged on services provided is still applicable, as the service will happen within Australia. Many provisioning businesses may not be setup for this, so prior notice could be required.

  • Arriving to Australia through the Great Barrier Reef?

    If you are arriving into Australia on a superyacht and planning to cruise through the Great Barrier Reef, there are a number of permits and regulations you need to be aware of. These regulations are in place to protect the natural environment of the Great Barrier Reef and ensure that visitors to the area do not cause any damage to the delicate ecosystem. Private Superyachts have very good access to most parts of the reef with designated Superyacht Anchorages providing safe protected areas within close proximity to all the sensational snorkelling, diving, islands and beautiful beach locations. It's important to note that there are strict rules and guidelines for when a superyacht is under charter or operating commercially, and a permit issued by The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority is required. These permits should be applied for with as much notice as possible, while still allowing for sensational access to the reef, they are more a way to control the number of visitors to individual sites to prevent overuse. You will need to comply with these rules to ensure that you do not cause any damage to the reef or disturb the natural habitat of the marine life. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority provides detailed information and guidelines on their website. Finally, it's important to be aware of any customs and immigration requirements when arriving in Australia on a superyacht. You will need to ensure that you have the appropriate visas and clearances in place before you arrive. The Australian Government Department of Home Affairs provides information on their website regarding immigration and customs requirements for superyachts. As Superyacht agents, we pride ourselves on staying up to date with the latest information and any recent changes and relaying this information in a clear and understandable format for Captains and Crew.

  • Southport Yacht Club - What a great 'Port of Entry' to Australia.

    I mean the Gold Coast really does sell itself - those beaches, surf, the weather and access to all the entertainment and dining options on offer....what's not to love! What yacht crew ideally want in a long term marina stay without guests onboard is ease of access. This is where Southport Yacht Club really comes into its own - from provisions, deliveries delivered right onto the dock, bunkering alongside, access to quality maritime service providors, security and more. Our latest Superyacht arrival had a smooth entry with Australian Border Force and Department of Agriculture, Farming and Fisheries (DAFF), and after a week of the crew being located in Australia they couldn't be happier. A big thank you to Mark Riddell and his team for a warm welcome to our vessel and your ongoing support.

  • Not all the wildlife is trying to kill you!

    It's a fairly common question before yacht crew arrive in Australia. "Do we need to be concerned about the Snakes, Spiders, Sharks, Jellyfish and Crocs?" The truth is with a healthy serve of common sense and a little research most tourists survive their time in Australia - actually you're very unlikely to encounter any of the above. Here are a few tips to help manage our creepy crawlies: 1. Snakes - Are cold blooded so most encounters are warmer days and in regional areas. Often seen on hiking trips, good advice is to always stick marked tracks they will more often then not feel you coming well before you've seen them and move on. If you do happen to see a snake just back away slowly give then space to make an escape. It goes without saying that any hiking trip should be prepared and first aid kit including a snake bite kit is highly recommend. 2. Spider - Bites are very rare and are most common around the home and garden. Like us all they like a dry place to live, so if you've left shoes outside best give them a good shake out before slipping your toes in. 3. Sharks - I'm not sure we have more sharks than any other country, we probably just spend more time in the water because the weather is so nice here. Avoid dawn and dusk swimming is the general rule sharks are more active during these times, popular fishing spots is also a no go and popular boat anchorages where food scraps maybe tossed overboard will also increase your longevity. 4. Jellyfish - There are a couple of particularly nasty ones; the Box Jellyfish and Irukandji both inflict very painful stings from their tentacles, more common in warm tropical waters over the summer months. Prevention is better than the cure for these guys. All water based tourism operators will provide a "stinger suit" for guests these skin hugging nylon fashion statements aren't too flattering, however, it's a small price to pay and great protection from the sun too. 5. Saltwater Crocodiles - These guys don't muck around can be over 6m in length and aren't fussy on what's for dinner. Luckily they mostly like the dirty water river estuaries, mangrove areas. Popular tourists locations are well sign posted, a general rule is if the locals aren't swimming you probably shouldn't either. Honestly, statistics show that more people die from horse related deaths than the combined total of the above. Always observe wildlife from a safe distance, never attempt to touch or pick up wildlife, and be prepared with the right first-aid and know the medical facilities locations for the area you're travelling in.

  • National Park Requirements Tasmania

    Freycinet Boat Landings Kent Group National Park Management Plan Island Biosecurity

  • M/Y Gran Finale Lauds Exemplary Service on Return to Australia

    Thank you George from for featuring us in your fantastic article! It was a pleasure for me working with this vessel again. She holds a special place in my heart as I was employed onboard for a many years, still in communication with the owners and it was great working with captains Joshand Glenn once again. We feel equally privileged to have collaborated with internationally recognised organisations such as Coral Sea Marina, Rivergate Marina & Shipyard, plus Sydney Superyacht Marina Pty Ltd during the vessels journey in our country. "Since arriving to Coral Sea Marina in October, Gran Finale cruised the Whitsunday Islands with her owner before heading to Brisbane to complete a month of maintenance works at Rivergate. With everything in order before Christmas, the superyacht was able to welcome back her owner to enjoy the iconic New Year’s Eve fireworks on Sydney Harbour, where she berthed at the centrally located Sydney Superyacht Marina" mentions George. As a destination, Australia offers an all-year-round playground that is becoming increasingly sought-after by superyachts. The adventure and diversity of these cruising regions is not the only attraction for yachts visiting the country, with a wealth of world-class shipyard and marina facilities creating a thriving yachting hub in the Asia Pacific region. To see the full article and feature video/images (not to be missed) please click on the link below.

  • Big Beautiful Superyachts Built Right Here In 🇦🇺🇦🇺

    The latest yacht that splashed from Australian Boat builder Silveryachts, was launched in October 2022 - 85m 'Wanderlust'. A great article (link in the comments) highlights some of the stunning superyacht creations that have been built in our country...and features one of the vessels I was employed on 54m 'Fortunate Sun'. We have an enviable reputation for quality builds, detailed refits, and on-time service. When you're travelling the South Pacific, and thousands of miles away from your home port, refit or repair can be daunting. Captains quickly feel at ease after speaking with shipyard managers in our country who are confident that their project will be managed with the care, detail and quality they expect in Europe or The U.S. 📸Boat International This wet bar provides a luxe centrepiece for the interior of 84m 'White Rabbit' (White Rabbit designed by Sam Sorgiovanni Echo Yachts )

  • Points around Australian Entry Requirements

    VISAS 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: AUSTRALIAN BORDER FORCE (Customs) 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: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY (DAFF) 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 Can You Bring It Into Australia? Australian Biofouling Management Requirements?

  • Guides Designed for Superyachts to Cruise The Whitsundays, Southern Queensland and New South Wales

    The Whitsunday Southern Queensland Superyacht Guide NSW Superyacht Guide Marine Park Permits New South Wales

  • Superyachts Guide to the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait

    From Permits required, Pilotage, VTS Requirements, Anchorages and more for both private (recreational) and commerical vessels. Download the guide below for more information:

  • Introducing the NSW Marine Parks Multi-Pass

    Superyachts 153° have been head down and busy working with Department of Primary Industry in New South Wales Australia, to now provide a more streamline and flexible option for Marine Park Permits. Protecting our natural assets is essential, it's why so many visitors come to our shores each year, in particular our marine parks. “…so extraordinary it is almost unbelievable... few islands, surely, can be so accessible, so remarkable, yet so unspoilt.” Sir David Attenborough said of Lord Howe Island about 270Nm off the East Coast - one of the seven marine parks on the NSW Coast. Originally each individual marine park would require a permit for a superyacht to visit both for private and charter yachts, meaning extensive paperwork for each application. Now with the Marine Park Multi-Pass and Superyachts 153° simple click and upload online form - access in some of the most stunning places in NSW has never been easier. Guests can go diving with the Grey Nurse Sharks off Cape Byron, walking the white silica sands in Jervis Bay, or climbing the towering Mount Lidgbird on Lord Howe Island for an unsurpassed view of their yacht. Are you interested in cruising a NSW Marine Park this summer season ? Need assistance with a permit ? Please reach out, you will be glad you did. For more information about these stunning destinations, please click on the button below for the NSW Superyacht Guide.

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