Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Environment protection measures and legislation

Prevention measures

Legislation and international conventions are implemented in Australia to protect the marine environment from ship pollution.

Legislation and prevention

One of AMSA’s key functions is preventing pollution and environmental damage caused by shipping.

The information provided on this page should not be used for legal purposes without reference to the official version published on the Australian Government Federal Register of Legislation. AMSA accepts no liability or responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided.

To view a comprehensive list of legislation administered by AMSA, please see our legislation page.

Protecting our marine environment

Ship-sourced pollution regulations

MARPOL

Cost Recovery

Further information

For further information please contact Marine Environment Protection.

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