Australian Maritime Safety Authority


Have your say during the consultation period by making a submission.

We like to hear from our stakeholders and the community during the consultation process. Your input is valuable and helps us improve our policies and activities.

Register with our online services

Before you can make a submission you will need to register with our online services. After you register, you can click on the Update my details link and nominate specific items of interest. This will allow us to keep you updated on consultations and their outcomes. You can also use this link to update your personal details.

How to make a submission

Submissions can be made either online or by downloading the attached form and emailing it to the consultation contact listed in the table below. If you have any questions about a consultation item please email the consultation contact listed.

Any submissions and comments provided to AMSA may be published or made available to the public in another manner unless you request the submission to be kept confidential.

The consultation process

When the consultation period ends, all responses are considered along with other information to help us make decisions, develop policy or finalise regulatory changes. We provide feedback either to you directly, or in the form of a consultation report. If you have any queries about the consultation process, please direct them to the contact officer for the relevant consultation project.

Submissions can be made by any organisation or individual to the project contacts listed on this page.

Open submissions

ID Title (links to current version) Draft for consideration Supporting Material Closing Date Contact Make a Submission Public Submissions

(Cargo and cargo handling - grain) 2005

External Draft ] [ External Supporting Document ]
[ Change document ]
4/12/2015 Contact Enter your submission online View Submission

52 (Sailing vessels) 1999

[ External Draft ] [ External Supporting Document ]
[ Large Yacht (LY3) Code ]
[ Draft Australian National Annex for LY3 Code ]
[ draft consequential amendment to MO31 ]
18/12/2015 Contact Enter your submission online View Submission
NRIP00112 Operational Safety Review of Marine Order 504 and Part E of the National Standard for Commercial Vessels [ External Draft ]   21/12/2015 Contact Enter your submission online View submissions

National System - consultation reports

AMSA recently consulted industry on proposed changes to the National Standard for Commercial vessels (NSCV). The feedback received during consultation and the outcomes are now available to read.

Best practice

Our consultations are guided by principles set by the Australian Government’s Office of Best Practice Regulation.
These principles recommend that a consultation project:

  • be ongoing and begin early in the policy development process;
  • aim to capture a diversity of stakeholders;
  • allow stakeholders sufficient time to provide considered responses;
  • provide stakeholders with sufficient information; and
  • have its objectives clearly explained and provide feedback on how responses have been taken into consideration

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