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Payment Options
Integrated with electronic receipting with instant payment notification to the Australian Customs & Border Protection Service, the Levy Payment Wizard provides instant issue of receipts*, perfect for when quick vessel clearance is required.

A range of payment options are available:
  • Credit card (Visa or MasterCard only);
  • Direct debit authority; or
  • Electronic funds transfer (EFT).

Shutdown Period

The AMSA levies office will be closed during the Christmas/New Year shutdown period which runs from Monday 26 December 2022 – Monday 2 January 2023 inclusive.

EFT payments will therefore not be receipted during this time. Please ensure that you obtain a receipt after making your internet payment so that it may be produced as ‘proof of payment’ when requested by Australian Border Force officers. All other electronic payments will automatically generate a Payment Notification Receipt and/or Payment Receipt (AMSA Form 186).

Should you have any queries, please email levyqueries@amsa.gov.au or call 02 6279 5764 noting that there will be reduced capacity to respond to any queries during this period.

The Levy Payment Portal URL is www.amsa.gov.au/levies

*Receipting Terms & Conditions apply.

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General Levy Requirements
All commercial vessels which are 24 metres or more in length and which use Australian ports are required to pay a levy calculated on the basis of net tonnage. Vessels operating outside of harbour limits are required to pay the Marine Navigation Levy/Regulatory Functions Levy while, commercial vessels which have carried 10 tonne or more of oil in any form as cargo, or fuel operating both inside and outside harbour limits are required to pay the Protection of the Sea Levy.

Levy Validity
Levy payments are valid for three months.

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