As a modern regulator and a Corporate Commonwealth Entity subject to the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) places considerable emphasis on strong, contemporary governance arrangements. We work to forge a clear link between government and AMSA Board priorities, our vision and budget objectives, and the work undertaken by teams and individuals.
Management of AMSA is the responsibility of a nine member Board, including the Chief Executive. Members are drawn from private industry and government and bring appropriate skills and expertise to the conduct of AMSA's important commercial and safety maritime activities.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority produces information and publications about its functions, its governance, and planning and reporting including the:
In delivering our outcomes the Australian Maritime Safety Authority is committed to providing the highest quality services, minimising adverse environmental impacts and upholding exemplary standards of Workplace Health and Safety. To assist in meeting this commitment, AMSA is certified to three international standards – ISO 9001:2008 quality, ISO 14001 environment and AS/NZS 4801 work health and safety. The AMSA Business Policy is our documented statement of this commitment.
AMSA's services are mainly provided on a cost recovery basis from fee and levy revenue sources. It also receives Community Service Obligation funding from the Commonwealth Government specifically relating to aviation and maritime search and rescue operations and boating safety education.
AMSA corporate video
AMSA's corporate video describes our key responsibilities and activities including vessel and seafarer safety, navigation services, search and rescue, marine environmental response and international engagement and regional capacity building.