Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Standards and regulations

Australia’s maritime safety regulatory system is based on international and national standards, and Australian government policies.

These relate to ship construction, ship survey and safety, crewing, seafarer qualifications and welfare, occupational health and safety, carriage and handling of cargoes, passengers and marine pollution prevention.

International standards

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) participates in international forums, such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities (IALA).

We help with the development, implementation, monitoring and enforcement of international standards for ship safety and environment protection.

For more information on AMSA’s participation in international forums and how you may contribute to this process, please contact AMSA.

These international and national standards are implemented by AMSA under Commonwealth legislation and Marine Orders.

General information on a range of maritime information can be found in Marine Notices.

Further information

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