Journalist or member of the media

Access content you need for your news stories. For all media enquiries call +61 1300 624 633 during regular Australian business hours, or email We will respond outside of business hours during search and rescue operations and emergencies.
Media and journalists

If you're a journalist or in the media industry, you can access media releases, and downloadable content from our media library for use in news stories. Find out about historical incidents and search and rescue operations.

Media releases

We distribute statements to the media when an incident or newsworthy development in the maritime industry occurs. If you need a media release dated prior to 2011, please email

View our media releases on the AMSA Media Hub.

Media library

Our media library contains photographs, videos and clips you can use in news stories. Before you download any content, read our media library terms of use.

Download images and videos in our resource library on the AMSA Media Hub.

Historical incidents

Find details about historical incidents involved oil spills and pollution incidents. Discover the causes of the incident and the outcome of the response.

Read about major historical incidents.

Search and rescue incidents

Find out about the major search and rescue operations conducted throughout Australia in recent years. Discover the causes of the incident and the outcome of the response.

Read about search and rescue incidents: 2013–14 | 2014–15 | 2015–16 | 2016–17 | 2017-18 | 2018-19.

MH370 timeline

We have recorded a timeline of our involvement in the incident and investigation of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. 

Find out about the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Last updated: 17 May 2021