National Approach to Maritime Safety Regulations 2009

This is the final Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) that examines options for national reform of maritime safety regulation.
1 April 2009

This document examines the perceived problems with the current maritime safety regulatory arrangements, sets out the objectives of reform and provides options for addressing the problems consistent with the direction provided by the Australian Transport Council (ATC). The cost benefit analysis presented in this RIS identifies Option 3, which proposes a national system administered by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority achieved through the broadening of the Navigation Act 1912, with the highest national net benefit. 


Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Last updated: 26 October 2020