Vessel Master (Less than 24m NC) - Relocation Opportunity
SeaLink Marine & Tourism - Darwin - Northern Territory



Join an award-winning tourism and transport company
Offering brilliant employee benefits and team culture

Training and development opportunities


About the role

The Vessel Master plays a pivotal role in the day-to-day safe and efficient operation of our vessels and their crew.  The Vessel Master is responsible for navigation, crew leadership, safety drills, and management systems as well as reporting requirements. Clear communication, physical fitness, and the ability to follow instructions and safety guidelines are paramount in the role.


SeaLink NT has multiple full-time positions available. As the positions are based in Darwin, the successful candidate will need to be based locally or be willing to relocate to Darwin.


Relocation Opportunity

If you are a New Zealand resident - your qualifications can be recognized through Qualifications & training | Australian Maritime Safety Authority ( allowing you to operate marine vessels in Australia. 

If you are thinking about relocating - Darwin is a lush tropical coastal city with a small population, favored by many due to warm year-round climate and a short wet season.


Darwin isn’t huge on shopping, but if you prefer fishing to fashion then you’re in luck. Darwin boasts some of the best fishing spots in Australia and a thriving social network. There is a wide variety of housing available for both short term and permanent relocation. 


About You

We are looking for individuals with a strong work ethic and proven leadership skills to join our marine crew.  These attributes will be complemented by experience and skills in the following areas:

  • Qualified for near coastal marine Master/Skipper
  • Effective communication and leadership skills
  • Knowledge of safety and maritime obligations
  • Senior First Aid and Resuscitation Qualification (desirable)
  • Able to obtain a Clear Police Clearance
  • Physical fitness and the ability to follow instructions and safety guidelines is paramount in this role
  • Experience in Marine Tourism will be well regarded. 

How to Apply

Click APPLY and fill in as much information as you can in the track record section of the application, paying close attention to each question. We are requesting your resume and a cover letter about you.  


We are looking for applicants ready to relocate immediately - however you are welcome to apply if you need more time to relocate and we can maintain contact with you about future roles. 


Applications close by 30 June 2024 - APPLY NOW


About Us

Based in Darwin and operating across various locations in the Top End, SeaLink Northern Territory is a fast-growing business and a prominent ferry and tour operator in the region, operating 13 daily ferry services to Mandorah, 3 ferry services a week to the Tiwi Islands and daily ferry and bus services in the Groote Eylandt region.


SeaLink Northern Territory is a SeaLink Marine and Tourism company, part of the Kelsian Group - Australia’s largest integrated multi-modal transport provider and tourism operator, with established bus operations in Australia, the USA, Singapore, London and the Channel Islands.


Kelsian provides essential journeys for our customers by delivering safe and intelligent transport solutions designed to improve the sustainability and liveability of the communities we serve.



We aim to provide meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities that are free from barriers, support and celebrate the diverse talents of our team members, improve awareness of the value of diversity and inclusion across our organisation, and enable our leaders to champion diversity and inclusion.

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   Posted 15 May 24

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