National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies

The National Plan principles are to protect the community, environment and maritime industries, give effect to international conventions and integrate with Australian emergency management arrangements.

AMSA 496
1 March 2020

The National Plan for maritime environmental emergencies (National Plan) sets out national arrangements, policies and principles for the management of maritime environmental emergencies. 

It provides for a comprehensive response to maritime environmental emergencies regardless of how costs might be attributed or ultimately recovered.

Last updated: 17 May 2023