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.
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?
GFS Function / Sector Reported
GPO Box 2181, Canberra ACT 2601
|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|