Australian Maritime Safety Authority

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Contact the Australian Maritime Safety Authority

You can contact AMSA, any of our regional offices, or emergency services using the telephone numbers below.

AMSA Connect

Call us for:

  • Shipping Registration Office
  • Ship operations and qualifications
  • Domestic Commercial Vessels
  • General enquiries

Within Australia: 02 6279 5000

Outside Australia: +61 2 6279 5000
Monday to Friday: 8am to 5pm

GPO Box 2181
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia


AMSA head office

82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon ACT 2612
Australia

GPO Box 2181
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia


Aviation search and rescue 

24-Hour emergency helpline
Within Australia: 1800 815 257 
Outside Australia: +61 2 6230 6899

Use this number to report an emergency. Do not use the email contact form below.


Maritime search and rescue

24-Hour emergency helpline
Within Australia: 1800 641 792
Outside Australia: +61 2 6230 6811

Use this number to report an emergency. Do not use the email contact form below.


Report marine pollution incidents

24-Hour emergency helpline
Within Australia: 1800 641 792
Outside Australia: +61 2 6230 6811

You can also report a marine pollution incident by submitting a POLREP or by using the email contact form below. Please select Marine Environment Protection in the 'send to' field.

For relevant contact points in Australia for ships reporting pollution or potential incidents in accordance with MARPOL requirements, please see the AMSA Marine Pollution (MARPOL) reporting page.


Distress Beacon and MMSI enquiries 

Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Within Australia: 1800 406 406 


Our media team

24-Hour contact line
Within Australia: 1300 624 633


AMSA state offices and marine safety agencies



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