Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Oil and Chemical pollution prosecutions

Disposal of oil and chemicals

Commonwealth and State legislation prohibits the disposal of oil and chemicals at sea, except under specific circumstances.


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

Note many of these cases are not available as published court reports.

A case law search on Australian internet legal sites will provide records of decisions that are available.

Cases have been publicized in press reports at the time of the court findings.

This list has been compiled based upon information provided.

View the prosecutions table.

Relevant legislation

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