Garbage placard for domestic commercial vessels

20 November 2017

Garbage placards—also known as stickers—for domestic vessels are available from us free of charge. 

Complete a publications order form to request placards, or stickers, for your vessel.

Garbage placards are mandatory for:

  • vessels of 12 metres or more in length
  • fixed or floating platforms.

Placards notify crew and passengers of regulations associated with the discharge of garbage into the sea. They should be displayed on the vessel where they are visible for both crew and passengers. There is no standard format for a placard, but we developed four types to help owners and operators comply with these requirements.

See also:


Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Last Updated: 

2 April 2020