National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety
Making safety simple – working under the National System
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is responsible for the safety of vessels and the seafarers who are operating in the domestic commercial industry.
Cost recovery under the National System
Consultation on cost recovery for services under the National System concluded on 10 October 2016. Read more about the Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) and National System cost recovery plans
The National System
The National System has been designed to improve marine safety and make it easier for seafarers and their vessels to work around Australia.
State and Territory marine safety agencies act as delegates of AMSA and are responsible for the face-to-face operations of the National System.
AMSA’s Statement of Regulatory Approach describes the philosophy to support a coherent approach to marine safety regulation, one in which the amount of regulatory oversight reflects the level of risk posed by a particular operation. The streamlining reforms are the first steps to align the rules, regulations and processes of the National System with this approach.
Latest news and publications
- Working Boats Autumn 2016 edition
- Boat sharing
- Consultation – have your say about the latest regulatory changes
- Upcoming SMS workshops
- Safety management resource kit launched - 1 June 2015
- AMSA to deliver full range of services for domestic maritime industry - 29 May 2015
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