Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Marine Orders

Marine Orders are a form of delegated legislation under Australia’s Commonwealth maritime laws that apply to Australian and foreign vessels.

The tables on this page list current Marine Orders.

About Marine Orders

Marine Orders are registered on the Federal Register of Legislation.

Stakeholders can sign up with the Federal Register of Legislation for an online account to receive email notification of updates or other changes to Marine Orders and other Commonwealth legislation based upon preferences.

General information about Marine Orders are in the fact sheet [PDF Icon PDF: 200Kb]

Marine Orders are made under Commonwealth legislation:

Navigation Act/Prevention of Pollution Act - Marine Orders

Marine Order Instrument Related Information Date of effect
 

Marine Order Delegation. Note: Lists each power of AMSA under a Marine Order that is delegated to a position in AMSA.

New Marine Order Delegation comes into effect on 1 July 2016

  16/03/2016

1

Administration

 

14/12/2013

2

Australian International Shipping Register
Compilations of Marine Orders amended for AISR ships are provided below:

 

01/07/2013

4

Transitional modifications

Please note: MO 4 modifying schedules are already included within the MO compilations linked to this table.

 

01/07/2013

9

Health — medical fitness [PDF Icon PDF: 424Kb]

 

01/07/2013

11

Living and working conditions on vessels

Please note: Marine Order 14, issue 1 (Accommodation) as in force on 30 June 2013, is relevant for some aspects of MO 11 as identified in MO11 section 6(6).

MO11 related information

01/05/2015

12

Construction — subdivision and stability, machinery and electrical installations

MO12 related information

01/07/2016

15

Construction — fire protection, fire detection and fire extinction

MO15 related information

01/07/2014

16

Load lines

MO16 related information

01/11/2014

17

Liquefied gas carriers and chemical tankers [PDF Icon PDF: 350Kb]

MO17 related information

01/07/2013

18

Measures to enhance maritime safety

MO18 related information

01/01/2014

19

Tonnage measurement

MO19 related information

01/09/2014

21

Safety and emergency arrangements

MO21 related information

01/07/2016

25

Equipment — lifesaving

MO25 related information

01/07/2016

27

Safety of navigation and radio equipment

MO27 related information

01/07/2016

28

Operations standards and procedures

MO28 related information

01/01/2016

30

Prevention of collisions [PDF Icon PDF: 465Kb]

MO30 related information

01/07/2013

31

Vessel surveys and certification

MO31 related information

16/02/2015

32

Cargo handling equipment [PDF Icon PDF: 845Kb]

MO32 related information

01/07/2013

33

Cargo and cargo handling — grain

MO33 related information

01/05/2016

34

Solid bulk cargoes [PDF Icon PDF: 110Kb]

 

01/07/2013

35

Additional safety measures for bulk carriers

MO35 related information

01/08/2014

41

Carriage of dangerous goods [PDF Icon PDF: 453Kb]

MO41 related information

01/07/2013

42

Carriage, stowage and securing of cargoes and containers

MO42 related information

01/07/2016

43

Cargo and cargo handling — livestock [PDF Icon PDF: 904Kb]

 

01/07/2013

44

Safe containers [PDF Icon PDF: 375Kb]

MO44 related information

01/07/2013

47

Mobile offshore drilling units [PDF Icon PDF: 514Kb]

MO47 related information

01/07/2013

49

High-speed craft

MO49 related information

16/02/2015

50

Special purpose vessels [PDF Icon PDF: 225Kb]

MO50 related information

01/07/2013

51

Fishing vessels [PDF Icon PDF: 367Kb]

 

01/07/2013

52

Yachts and training vessels

MO52 related information

01/03/2016

54

Coastal pilotage

MO54 related information

01/07/2014

57

Helicopter operations

MO57 related information

01/05/2016

58

Safe management of vessels

MO58 related information

13/10/2015

59

Offshore support vessel operations [PDF Icon PDF: 255Kb]

 

01/07/2013

60

Floating offshore facilities

 

01/07/2013

62

Government vessels [PDF Icon PDF: 210Kb]

 

01/07/2013

63

Vessel reporting systems

Please note: MO63 is a combination of the previous MO56 REEFREP and MO63 MASTREP

MO63 related information

01/01/2016

64

Vessel traffic services

MO64 related information

01/09/2013

70

Seafarer certification

MO70 related information

01/04/2014

71

Masters and deck officers

MO71 related information

01/04/2014

72

Engineer officers

MO72 related information

01/04/2014

73

Ratings

MO73 related information

01/04/2014

74

Masters and deck officers - yachts

MO74 related information

01/01/2016

91

Marine pollution prevention — oil

 

01/07/2014

93

Marine pollution prevention — noxious liquid substances

 

01/07/2014

94

Marine pollution prevention — packaged harmful substances

 

22/02/2014

95

Marine pollution prevention — garbage

 

21/1/2013

96

Marine pollution prevention — sewage

 

14/12/2013

97

Marine pollution prevention — air pollution

 

03/09/2013

98

Marine pollution prevention — anti-fouling systems

 

25/07/2013

National Law Marine Orders

Marine Orders under the National Law set out the processes and requirements for national certificates, vessel identification, approved training organisations and administrative requirements.

Marine Orders are a type of regulation that allows our laws to keep pace with rapid technical and technological change in marine safety, and implement Australia’s international maritime obligations.

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