Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Garbage Pollution Prosecutions

Disposal of garbage

Commonwealth and State legislation prohibits the disposal of most forms of garbage at sea.


The following table lists completed prosecutions for the period 1997 to 2009 for Commonwealth and complementary or similar State legislation that implements the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL).

These cases are not published court reports.

View the Prosecutions table.

Relevant legislation:

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