Compliance focus areas for 2023-24 seek to improve compliance and maritime safety by analysing safety data1 to identify areas of concern. We will prioritise our tailored compliance initiatives and allocate resources in the most efficient and effective way to achieve the best safety outcomes for our resource investment.

While these areas are our primary focus, we may broaden and adjust our efforts to other areas in response to new data and emerging trends.

The trends and data analysis in each of the identified focus areas inform the risks and the actions we will take to improve safety outcomes.

Within these focus areas we have identified responses and activities that are:

Core (C) – these are activities that are fundamental to meeting our international and domestic regulatory obligations and we are fully committed to delivering within the reporting period

Discretionary (D) – these are activities that will be achieved at the discretion of AMSA and within available resourcing capacity 


1. Port and flag State control and domestic commercial vessel compliance issues are based on 2022 calendar year data.