When 75 years or more has passed since the loss of a ship, their remains are classified as a historic shipwreck, regardless of whether they have been discovered or not.
Some shipwrecks are surrounded by protected zones which prohibit boating activity within a 550 metre radius of the shipwreck site. A permit is required to enter these protected zones to carry out any activity, such as diving.
Currently, two historic shipwrecks in South Australia have protected zones requiring a permit.
You can apply for a permit by completing the application below: