Submit an incident report (AMSA Form 19)

All commercial vessels involved in a marine incident in Australian waters must submit AMSA Form 19 within 72 hours of becoming aware of the incident.

There are two ways you can report a marine incident. You can use either method to notify us.

Find out more about reporting a marine incident.

Recreational vessels should report incidents to the relevant state or territory maritime safety agency.

Filling out this form

Please complete the form with as much detail as possible.

You are required to enter details into fields marked with an asterisk (*) or type NA in order to submit the form.


When you submit a report, only provide personal information requested in the form.

Additional personal information, for example, passport details are not required.

Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence under section 137.1 of the Criminal Code. Aiding, abetting, counselling or procuring a person to submit false or misleading information is also an offence.

Last updated: 

Thursday 2 November 2023