Environment and Energy
Agreement between the Netherlands and Australia Concerning Old Dutch Shipwrecks found near the coastline of Western Australia, contained in the Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976, Schedule 1. The Committee determines the ownership and subsequent disposition of the artefacts recovered from Dutch shipwrecks off the coast of Western Australia. 2 members are each appointed by the Australian and the Netherlands Governments. The Committee is effectively dormant and would only re-convene in the event that another Dutch Shipwreck is discovered in Australian waters.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    H. Inter Jurisdictional and International Bodies

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Commonwealth Historic Shipwrecks Act 1976

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    6 November 1972

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Mr. Stephen Oxley 4 November 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member VACANT    
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