Australian Maritime Safety Authority

National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is responsible for ensuring the safety of vessels and the seafarers onboard, operating in the Australian domestic commercial industry.

The National System for Domestic Commercial Vessel Safety is the framework within which the domestic commercial industry operates. On 1 July 2013, AMSA became the National Regulator of the framework and is responsible for the National System.

The state and territory Marine Safety Agencies, as Delegates of AMSA, are responsible for the face-to-face operations of the National System.

Streamlining consultation

AMSA recently consulted industry on thirteen streamlining concepts related to the National System for domestic commercial vessels. The aim is to make both the safety rules and following them simpler. During May and June 2014, AMSA conducted a number of streamlining information sessions around Australia.

Please read the detailed report on the feedback received during those information sessions.

For further information on the streamlining concepts and consultations, please visit the Streamlining Information Sessions page.





Other areas

  • Where can I find information about Standards of training, certification and watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW)?
    See the STCW Endorsements webpage.
  • Where can I find information about Beacons?
    See the Distress Beacons website.
  • Where can I go to share my views about Marine Meteorological Monitoring Survey 2014?
    See the AMSA Marine Safety Information webpage.

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