Protecting the marine environment

Australia implements a range of standards and regulations to protect the marine environment and meet our international obligations.

Our maritime safety and protection of sea laws implement these international and domestic standards.

As an active member of the IMO, we work collaboratively with other members to ensure maritime safety and pollution prevention strategies are implemented effectively and consistently.

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Rapid responses to maritime incidents and pollution incidents

The Australian Government also works closely with industries to implement rapid responses to maritime incidents and pollution incidents in our region. We have in place national agreements for areas of refuge and emergency towage options for vessels in emergency situations.

Read more about the work we do in protecting Australia’s pristine marine environment.