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Air pollution

Australia regulates emissions from all ships (including cargo ships, bulk carriers and other vessels) to protect the marine environment and human health from air pollution and to ensure international emission standards are met. You must comply with these requirements when operating in Australian waters.

Australia regulates emissions from all ships (including cargo ships, bulk carriers and other vessels) to protect the marine environment and human health from air pollution and to ensure international emission standards are met. You must comply with these requirements when operating in Australian waters.

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Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) Emissions

Find out more about nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions standards for marine diesel engines.

Greenhouse gas emissions

Find more about the International Maritime Organization's global measures to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse emissions from international shipping.

Sydney Harbour cruise ship emissions

Find out more about the emission regulations for ships berthing in Sydney Harbour.

Low sulphur fuel regulations

Find out about bunker delivery note requirements, and changes to low sulphur fuel regulations that start in January 2020.

Fuel oil suppliers

Locate your local supplier of fuel and find out about the requirements for fuel oil suppliers.