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Memorandum of understanding with the Department of Defence

We have a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Department of Defence
MOU signing between Australian Navy and AMSA

The MOU between AMSA and the Department of Defence will strengthen the relationship between military and civilian maritime jurisdictions to support safety at sea and delivery of naval capability.

This MOU will allow for a rapid transfer of vessels from Australia’s civilian regulation authority (known as Flag administration) to operate under a Defence Flag administration to support of Australia’s interests when needed.

This is a great example of cross-government cooperation for the benefit of Australia.

Further information

Read our media release Navy and AMSA join to enhance maritime operations.

Download a copy of the Memorandum of understanding with the Department of Defence PDF715.15 KB.

MOU signing between Australian Navy and AMSA

MOU signing between Australian Navy and AMSA

L-R: Head of Navy Engineering, Rear Admiral Kath Richards, AM, CSC, RAN, Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Mark Hammond AM, RAN, Chief Executive Officer AMSA Mr Mick Kinley and Executive Director Operations AMSA Mr Michael Drake at the signing of the MOU

Last updated: 24 March 2023