Australian Maritime Safety Authority

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The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is a statutory authority established under the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990. It is a corporate Commonwealth entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013. AMSA is the national regulator for domestic commercial vessels and the national safety entity responsible for maritime safety, protection of the marine environment and maritime and aviation search and rescue services. AMSA represents the Australian Government at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other international forums in the development, implementation and enforcement of international standards including those governing ship safety and marine environment protection.


Further information

  • Type of Body

    B. Corporate Commonwealth Entity

  • GFS Sector Classification


  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990, section 5

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    A. Principal

  • GFS Function / Sector Reported


  • Materiality


  • Auditor


  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    GPO Box 2181, Canberra ACT 2601

Enquiry Lines

Title Phone Number Hours of Operation Description
Aviation Search and Rescue 1800 815 257 24 hour emergency
Maritime Search and Rescue 1800 641 792 24 hours
Oil spills & marine pollution 1800 641 792 24 hours Reporting polluting ships

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