Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Location
82 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon ACT 2612
Postal Address
GPO Box 2181, Canberra ACT 2601
Enquiries
(02) 6279 5000
Fax
(02) 6279 5950
Website
http://www.amsa.gov.au
 
 

A statutory authority established by the Australian Parliament on 1st January 1991 as Australia's national marine safety agency with responsibility for maritime safety, protection of the marine environment and aviation and marine search and rescue. Specific areas of operation include promulgating national and international maritime safety and environment protection standards, monitoring compliance of foreign ships visiting Australian ports with international safety and environmental standards, providing a national network of aids to navigation for commercial shipping operating around the Australian coast, managing the national plan for response to ship sourced pollution in the marine environment, coordinating search and rescue services for the civil maritime and aviation industries, and maintaining a maritime distress and safety communication network throughout Australia.

Hotlines

Aviation Search and Rescue

24 hour emergency

Enquiries
1800 815 257
Hours Of Operation
24 hour emergency

Maritime Search and Rescue

24 hours

Enquiries
1800 641 792
Hours Of Operation
24 hours

Oil spills & marine pollution

Reporting polluting ships

24 hours

Enquiries
1800 641 792
Hours Of Operation
24 hours
Call from overseas
61 2 6230 6811
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