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Australia Yacht Registration Summary

Australia yacht registration summary is a free information resource designed to inform the boating public about vessel registry requirements, recording methods, and title search guidelines for Commonwealth of Australia. The data is maintained as an open wiki forum where readers are encouraged to participate by sharing knowledge and experiences with this particular country. Simply click on the "Wiki-Share" link to contribute further details or suggest a revision..

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About the Registry
Registration Offices Federal yacht registration for the Commonwealth of Australia is administered through the Shipping Registration Office in Braddon ACT which is a suburb of Canberra. Contact information can be found by visiting  their website.
Registration Requirements Vessel and ownership requirements for registering a yacht on the federal level can be found by visiting the AMSA website.
Recording  Methods Security interests, liens, and mortgages are no longer recorded on the underlying transcript of registry. As with any other personal property, these are now recorded in the national Personal Property Security Register (PPSR). This may not however show all claims against the vessel such as mechanic's liens, possessory liens, tax liens, and other statutory liens. A maritime attorney of the appropriate jurisdiction may be helpful in the discovery of such claims.
Registration Search The Australian Maritime Authority maintains an online database of vessels which is available online by visiting the List of Registered Vessels (Search Resources). However, such information is extremely limited and can only be searched by the vessel's name or official number. Complete vessel details, ownership information, and a history of all recordings can be found by obtaining a Vessel Title Extract (Search Resources). Security interest data, mortgages, and liens are no longer included as these are now recorded in the national Personal Property Security Register (Search Resources).
Search Resources Australian Maritime Attorneys
Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
Australian State and Territorial Governments
Business Entity Search
List of Registered Vessels
Personal Background Check
Personal Property Security Register (PPSR)
Shipping Registration Office
Vessel Title Extract


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