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Who we are

We are Australia's national agency responsible for maritime safety, protection of the marine environment, and maritime aviation search and rescue.



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Our priorities

We are committed to providing robust and timely services to our stakeholders. We prioritise the provision of these services with the guidance of our establishing legislation.

Organisation structure

The AMSA Board oversees our operations and activities and we are managed by the executive. Our four operational and service areas respond directly to stakeholders and implement our strategic priorities.

  • Our structure gives you an idea of which area can help you when you get in touch.
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  • Our senior management team runs the day-to-day operations and keeps our Board informed.
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  • Members of our executive and leadership team who are appointed according to our relevant laws.
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Our Board

As a statutory authority we are governed by a Board. Read more about the membership and structure of our Board.

  • Our Board is appointed by the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and…
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We are subject to governing legislation. Find out about our privacy policy, copyright enforcement and the enabling legislation which establishes us as a regulatory authority.

Office locations

Addresses and contact numbers for our state and territory offices, as well as marine safety agencies around Australia. 

  • Our AMSA Connect team are ready to assist you over the phone, by email, or at one of our regional…
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  • You can submit your completed Seafarer form 419 or Certificate of competency application form 426…
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  • We have offices all around Australia. You can contact our state offices using the phone numbers and…
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  • On 1 July 2018, we started delivering services to operators and crew of domestic commercial vessels…
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