How flag State administration works in Australia
For all ships flying our flag, we maintain the responsibilities and obligations imposed by international conventions.
We have delegated certain survey and certification functions to recognised organisations, known as classification societies.
These classification societies are members of the International Association of Classification Societies and are:
- American Bureau of Shipping
- Bureau Veritas
- Det Norske Veritas-Germanischer Lloyd
- Lloyd’s Register
- Nippon Kaiji Kyokai
- China Classification Society
- Korean Register
- Registro Italiano Navale
We have an agreement with each organisation governing the provision of survey and certification services for vessels registered in Australia.
Each organisation may certify vessels under the marine order applicable.