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Advisory Note—List of recognised islands

This advisory provides a list of the recognised islands for the purposes of the definition of ‘recognised island’ in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels, Part B.
DCV A 028
10 March 2016

Date: 10 March 2016

Topic: List of ‘Recognised Islands’ — NSCV Part B (Recognised islands) Determination 2016

Issue: This advisory provides a list of the recognised islands that have been determined by the National Regulator for the purposes of the definition of ‘recognised island’ in the National Standard for Commercial Vessels, Part B – General Requirements (NSCV Part B). This advisory note replaces Advisory Note (DCV-A-028) issued on 12 November 2015 following amendments to the Determination.

Advice: The Dictionary in NSCV Part B contains a definition of ‘recognised island’, a term which is then used in relation to determining where vessels in certain service categories may operate throughout NSCV Part B. A ‘recognised island’ is an island that is:

(a) part of a State, Territory or the Commonwealth of Australia; and

(b) mentioned as a recognised island in the list of islands determined by the National Regulator for this definition.

The islands determined by the National Regulator the purposes of that definition are as follows:

State / TerritoryRecognised islands New South Wales
New South WalesLord Howe Island
Western AustraliaHoutman-Abrolhos Group
Tasmania*

King Island 

Furneaux Group

Kent Group

Waterhouse Island

 

Northern TerritoryAny island that is part of the Northern Territory
Commonwealth 

Christmas Island

Cocos (Keeling) Islands

* The following islands included in the repealed NSCV Part B (Recognised islands) Determination 2015 have been omitted from the current Determination as these islands are within the Tasmanian mainland baseline: Three Hammock Island; Hunter Island; Robins Island; Maatsukyer Island Group; Bruny Island; Maria Island; Schouten Island; Tasman Island.

Author 

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Last Updated: 

15 January 2019