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Protection of the sea conventions and legislation

We coordinate a national pollution prevention and response strategy to protect Australia's marine environment from pollution caused by shipping and related activities.

In accordance with Australia’s responsibilities and policies, we coordinate a national pollution prevention and response strategy to protect Australia's marine environment from pollution caused by shipping and related activities.

We are a part of the International Maritime Organization—maritime safety and marine pollution prevention are more effective when carried out internationally.

    Commonwealth legislation

    The following Commonwealth legislation applies except where a state or territory does not maintain complementary legislation for a specific regulations of the convention:

    Last updated: 

    Friday 23 February 2018