VMS - Temporary Switch Off Form

​This form is to be completed in full by the Supervisor of the fishing licence (vessel).

Temporary Switch Off terms and conditions

NRE Tas may give approval to the Supervisor of a fishing licence (vessel) to not operate an Automatic Location Communicator for a specified period of time while the vessel is at an approved location in one of the following circumstances:

  • During a closed season where the vessel is not being used for another fishery requiring a vessel monitoring system.
  • While the vessel is undergoing maintenance.
  • While the vessel remains at an approved location for more than 14 consecutive days and is not being used for fishing.
  • In any other circumstance that NRE Tas considers appropriate.

Application to temporarily switch off an Automatic Location Communicator (ALC)

* required fields



The full name of the licence holder




The full name of the supervisor of fishing licence (vessel)












Postal street address



















Please enter the date the ALC will be switched off. Must be a date in the future.
Select a date from the calendar.



Please enter the date the ALC will be switched back on. Must be a date in the future that is after the switch off date.
Select a date from the calendar.



Location of vessel during this period (vessel must remain at this location while ALC is switched off).




Briefly describe the reason you are seeking to switch off the ALC (eg. Vessel maintenance, Non-fishing period, Closed season or other specified reason).




* I understand that completion of this form does not constitute approval and that I will not switch off the ALC until I have received written approval from NRE Tas. I understand that the ALC must be switched back on before the vessel leaves the specified location and before beginning a fishing trip.





Personal Information Statement

Personal information is managed in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act 2004 and the NRE Tas personal information protection policy. You may access your personal information on written request to the Department, and you may be charged a fee for this service.

Your personal information will be collected for the purpose of managing Tasmania’s marine resources under the Living Marine Resources Management Act 1995 (LMRMA) and the Fishing (Licence Ownership and Interest) Registration Act 2001 (FLOIRA), and will be used by the Department for purposes permitted by these Acts.

Your personal information will be used for the primary purpose for which it is collected and may be disclosed to certified fishing bodies to enable the provision of industry information to you. Your personal information may also be disclosed to a service provider nominated by NRE Tas to provide fishery assessments and management advice on fishery issues, including the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS).

By providing the Department with your personal information, you consent to the information being used for the purposes for which it has been collected. By providing the Department with personal information of third parties, you are declaring that the third parties have read the PIP Statement and consent to their personal information being provided to the Department on their behalf, and the use and disclosure of that information by the Department in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Statement.


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