Australian Maritime Safety Authority

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.

Feedback welcome: Cost recovery under the National System

Consultation on cost recovery for services under the National System has commenced and will continue until 10 October 2016.

Read more about the National System cost recovery plans and submit your feedback.

AMSA is currently holding a series of question session around Australia for stakeholders to talk one-on-one with an AMSA representative about the consultation on cost recovery. Register now to attend a question session in your state or territory.

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.

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