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AMSA business policy

AMSA’s mission is ensuring safe vessel operations, combating marinern b23-e pollution and rescuing people in distress.

AMSA’s mission is ensuring safe vessel operations, combating marine pollution and rescuing people in distress. Our legislation, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 identifies the key functions we must deliver to the Australian public and the broader maritime industry. We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the country we operate in; we recognise and respect their elders past and present, their continuing culture and their ongoing connection to waters, lands and communities.

Our Corporate Plan details how we achieve our legislated role and our mission. It sets out our strategic priorities, new capabilities, and our core business. We account for our progress internally through quarterly reporting and annual management reviews and externally, in our annual performance statements in our Annual Report. In delivering our mission, AMSA is committed to providing the highest quality services, enhancing our environmental performance, upholding exemplary standards of workplace health and safety, and continually improving the way we do business. 

We use an integrated management system to ensure that we achieve our mission and our commitments to each other and our stakeholders. The ongoing commitment to our integrated management system is highlighted through this business policy and certification to three international standards.

AMSA’s Executive is accountable for the effectiveness of and is committed to the continual improvement of the integrated management system. The Executive work with our Health, Safety and Environmental Committee and quality advisors to govern the system. 

As an organisation, we: 

As individuals we: 






Mick Kinley
Chief Executive Officer

Last updated: 19 July 2023