Monson Offshore can take care of all your pre-arrival requirements.

Immigration, customs, quarantine, permits… our expertise and experience covers every angle.

We have an in-depth understanding of all the requirements imposed by the offshore industry before vessels can enter Australian waters.


All services relating to obtaining visas for your crew and letters
of invitation where required. Allow up to one month for visas
to be issued.

Asbestos survey

Ships must be asbestos-free to be imported into Australia as certified by a NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) approved surveyor.

Factsheet – Managing the Risk of Asbestos at the Border

Bio fouling

Invasive marine species (IMS) can be present on the hull or
salt-water intakes of shipping vessels, which can have disastrous consequences for our marine life. Monson Offshore is up-to-date with the latest bio fouling requirements and can put you in touch with a registered IMS surveyor.

Ozone compliance

Restricted gases (R-Series gases) need a permit or exemption.
We can help you to obtain the necessary permits or ensure the gases are changed to environmentally-friendly versions.

TGA (Therapeutic Goods Act)

Monson Offshore can assist with importing S-8 restricted medications into Australia.

Australian quarantine inspection

Now known as Department of Agriculture & Water Resources. Quarantine clearance services for the temporary import of an offshore vessel, as well as any freight that may arrive with the vessel.

Customs and immigration reporting

Now known as Australian Border Force (officially known as Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection). We can assist with the completion of required forms such as the pre-arrival report and the ozone report.

We know pre-arrival logistics.

Feel free to talk to us about how we can assist you.

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