Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Industry guidance notices and fact sheets for domestic vessels, operations and seafarers

Complying with the National System

The following guidance notices have been prepared to provide up-to-date information to help you understand what you need to do. Fact sheets are provided for some topics which may provide further clarification of the topics discussed.

Product Guidance Notices and Fact Sheets Type Document number

Vessels

Certificate of Survey (Scheme S) and Vessels Exempt from Survey (Scheme NS)

Guidance Notice

AMSA 543
[PDF Icon PDF: 434Kb]

Initial Survey

Guidance Notice

AMSA 574
[PDF Icon PDF: 280Kb]

Issue and Display a Unique Vessel Identifier Guidance Notice AMSA 527
[PDF Icon PDF: 252Kb]
Loadline Certificate Guidance Notice AMSA 755
[PDF Icon PDF: 481Kb]

Sailing clubs delivering recreational sail training and related commercial activities

Guidance Notice

AMSA 662
[PDF Icon PDF: 186Kb]

Electrical Safety on board vessels Fact Sheet AMSA 661
[PDF Icon PDF: 258Kb]
Grandfathering: Survey Arrangements Fact Sheet AMSA 682
[PDF Icon PDF: 266Kb]

Electronic Visual Distress Signals

Guidance Notice

AMSA 577
[PDF Icon PDF: 186Kb]

Altering or Maintaining a Vessel

Guidance Notice

AMSA 830
[PDF Icon PDF: 219Kb]

How Marine Safety (Recreational use) 2013 - Exemption 04 is applied in respect of a Domestic Commercial Vessel Guidance Notice AMSA 677
[PDF Icon PDF: 267Kb]
Class 1B Equipment List Guidance Notice AMSA 692
[PDF Icon PDF: 253Kb]
Class 1C Equipment List Guidance Notice AMSA 693
[PDF Icon PDF: 253Kb]
Class 1D Equipment List Guidance Notice AMSA 694
[PDF Icon PDF: 250Kb]
Class 1E Equipment List Guidance Notice AMSA 695
[PDF Icon PDF: 253Kb]
Class 2B Equipment List Guidance Notice AMSA 696
[PDF Icon PDF: 314Kb]
Class 2C Equipment List Guidance Notice AMSA 697
[PDF Icon PDF: 256Kb]
Class 2D Equipment List Guidance Notice AMSA 698
[PDF Icon PDF: 263Kb]
Class 2E Equipment List Guidance Notice AMSA 699
[PDF Icon PDF: 251Kb]
Class 3B Equipment List Guidance Notice AMSA 700
[PDF Icon PDF: 257Kb]
Class 3C Equipment List Guidance Notice AMSA 701
[PDF Icon PDF: 253Kb]
Class 3D Equipment List Guidance Notice AMSA 702
[PDF Icon PDF: 256Kb]
Class 3E Equipment List Guidance Notice AMSA 703
[PDF Icon PDF: 249Kb]
Are you considering your first aid kit and medical equipment requirements? Fact Sheet AMSA 671
[PDF Icon PDF: 1.06Mb

Scale D Medical Cabinet

Guidance Notice

AMSA 749
[PDF Icon PDF: 517Kb]

Scale E Medical Cabinet

Guidance Notice

AMSA 750
[PDF Icon PDF: 259Kb]

Scale F First Aid Kit

Guidance Notice

AMSA 753
[PDF Icon PDF: 525Kb]

Scale G First Aid Kit

Guidance Notice

AMSA 754
[PDF Icon PDF: 259Kb]

Operations

General Safety Duties Fact Sheet AMSA 678
[PDF Icon PDF: 247Kb]
Parent-Tender Vessel Operations (also known as 'dory operations' Fact Sheet AMSA 684
[PDF Icon PDF: 328Kb]
Safety Management Systems Guidance Notice UNDER REVIEW

Certificate of Operation

Guidance Notice

AMSA 544
[PDF Icon PDF: 259Kb]

Towing Operations Guidance Notice AMSA 825
[PDF Icon PDF: 712Kb]

Aerial Freestyle Devices

Guidance Notice

AMSA 589
[PDF Icon PDF: 621Kb]

Qualifications

General Purpose Hand (NC)

Guidance Notice

AMSA 767
[PDF Icon PDF: 456Kb]

Coxswain Grade 2 (NC)

Guidance Notice

AMSA 717
[PDF Icon PDF: 270Kb]

Coxswain Grade 1 (NC)

Guidance Notice

AMSA 718
[PDF Icon PDF: 235Kb]

Master <24m (NC)

Guidance Notice

AMSA 719
[PDF Icon PDF: 267Kb]

Master (Inland Waters)

Guidance Notice

AMSA 720
[PDF Icon PDF: 270Kb]

Master <35m (NC)

Guidance Notice

AMSA 721
[PDF Icon PDF: 276Kb]

Mate <80m (NC)

Guidance Notice

AMSA 768
[PDF Icon PDF: 256Kb]

Master <80m (NC)

Guidance Notice

AMSA 722
[PDF Icon PDF: 256Kb]

Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 (NC)

Guidance Notice

AMSA 723
[PDF Icon PDF: 249Kb]

Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 (NC)

Guidance Notice

AMSA 724
[PDF Icon PDF: 254Kb]

Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 (NC)

Guidance Notice

AMSA 725
[PDF Icon PDF: 257Kb]

Engineer Class 3 (NC)

Guidance Notice

AMSA 726
[PDF Icon PDF: 257Kb]

Eyesight and Medical Requirements for Certificates of Competency

Guidance Notice

AMSA 578
[PDF Icon PDF: 256Kb]

Qualifying Sea Service

Guidance Notice

AMSA 731
[PDF Icon PDF: 291Kb]

Sea Service Accrued on Private Luxury Yachts

Guidance Notice

AMSA 554
[PDF Icon PDF: 412Kb]

Taskbooks

Guidance Notice

AMSA 727
[PDF Icon PDF: 512Kb]

Maritime Training Package Mapping for NSCV Part D

 

AMSA 799
[PDF Icon PDF: 412Kb]

STCW Endorsement for Engineer Class 3 and Master <80m NC  

See advisory DCV-A-018

STCW 17 Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognitions Act - Applications for International and Domestic Certification
Fact Sheet

AMSA1625
[PDF Icon PDF: 218Kb]

Marine Incidents

Marine Incident Reporting

Guidance Notice

AMSA 556
[PDF Icon PDF: 213Kb]

Miscellaneous

Spent Convictions

Guidance Notice

AMSA 826
[PDF Icon PDF: 190Kb]

Carriage of Harmful Substances in Packaged Form on Domestic Commercial Vessels

Guidance Notice

AMSA 900
[PDF Icon PDF: 196Kb]

Boat-share and Community Group (Club) Arrangements and the National Law

Guidance Notice

AMSA 585
[PDF Icon PDF: 499Kb]

Marine Orders and the National Law

Guidance Notice

AMSA 592
[PDF Icon PDF: 526Kb]

The Meaning of Owner in the National Law Guidance Notice AMSA 644
[PDF Icon PDF: 267Kb]

Other Arrangements

Vessels Previously Regulated Under MO62

Guidance Notice

AMSA 580
[PDF Icon PDF: 171Kb]

Classification Societies and the National Law

Guidance Notice

AMSA 746
[PDF Icon PDF: 171Kb]

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