Australian Maritime Safety Authority

About the Australian Maritime Safety Authority

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is a statutory authority established under the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 (the AMSA Act). AMSA’s principal functions are:

  • promoting maritime safety and protection of the marine environment
  • preventing and combating ship-sourced pollution in the marine environment
  • providing infrastructure to support safety of navigation in Australian waters
  • providing a national search and rescue service to the maritime and aviation sectors.

Enabling legislation

AMSA operates under the AMSA Act and as a Corporate Commonwealth Entity is also subject to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

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