2021-19 - Grain and Seed Exports Program – Approval of empty bulk vessel inspections at Outer Harbour (Adelaide) and Port Lincoln protected anchorages

6 May 2021


This Industry Advice Notice (IAN) is to advise that the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment has approved two new protected anchorages for the inspection of empty bulk vessels for export.

Summary of changes and key points

The Guideline: Inspection of empty bulk vessels for export has been updated to include the following new approved protected anchorages:

  • Outer Harbour, Adelaide, South Australia
  • Port Lincoln (East of Point Boston), South Australia.


On 29 March 2018, we released the job function BVI3001:2 Export inspection of empty bulk vessels – at protected anchorage to industry, permitting empty bulk vessel inspections to be undertaken at approved protected anchorages.

The approval of additional protected anchorages are subject to the outcomes of risk assessments undertaken by us.

Authorised Officer responsibilities

Only those AOs who meet the pre-requisite requirements and hold the BVI3001:2 job function are permitted to conduct empty bulk vessel inspections at protected anchorage.

Contact information

If you have any questions regarding this IAN please email the Grain and Seed Exports Program.

David Ironside
Assistant Secretary
Plant Export Operations Branch

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