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The national law, standards, and regulations
Find the Domestic Commercial Vessel National Law, the National Standard for Commercial Vessels, generic equivalent solutions, exemptions and the Uniform shipping laws code.
Read all marine orders including marine orders under the national law and navigation acts.
National law exemptions
You can apply for an exemption from a national law requirement. You may do so when it is unreasonable to require full compliance or where transitional arragements are required.
Find important safety related information, general guidance and changes to legislation on shipping and maritime issues.
What are marine orders
Marine orders can change or add to Australia's maritime laws. Find out how they are created, the conventions around marine orders, and view an index of all marine orders.