Prosecutions for Ship Sourced Pollution
Protection through legislation
Prosecutions for ship sourced pollution are generally bought under the appropriate jurisdiction’s legislation within Australia.
- Oil and chemical pollution prosecutions
- Garbage pollution prosecutions
- Sewage pollution prosecutions
- Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act 1975
- Protection of the Sea (Prevention from Pollution from Ships) Act 1983.
This Act is administered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. The Act implements the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) in Australian Commonwealth waters. Jurisdiction under this Act extends from 3 nautical miles (nm) out to the Australia Exclusive Economic Zone (200 nm) and also applies within the 3nm limits where a State/Territory government does not have complementary legislation.
State/Northern Territory legislation
New South Wales
- Marine Pollution Act 2012
- Protection of Marine Waters (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1987
- Pollution of Waters by oil and Noxious Substances Act 1987
- Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1987
- Pollution of Waters by Oil and Noxious Substances Act 1986 Environment Protection Act 1970
- Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995
- Marine Pollution Act 1999