The Royal Australian Navy Australian Hydrographic Service (AHS) is the Commonwealth Government agency responsible for the publication and distribution of nautical charts and other information required for the safety of ships navigating in Australian waters. It is also the Australian Defence Force (ADF) agency responsible for the provision of operational surveying support and maritime Military Geographic Information (MGI) for ADF operations and exercises.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority is a largely self-funded government agency with the charter of enhancing efficiency in the delivery of safety and other services to the Australian maritime industry.
Marine pests threaten Australia's marine environment and marine industries. The National System for the Prevention and Management of Marine Pest Incursions aims to prevent new pests arriving and minimise the spread and impact of pests that are already established in Australia. Discover what you can do to help.
A safe and efficient marine transport system is an essential part of the Australian economy. The Marine Investigation Unit in the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) conducts investigations to determine and report on the circumstances and causes of marine incidents.
This page provides links to Maritime Programs undertaken by the Department for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government. These programs are aimed at alleviating cost disadvantage associated with transportation of freight to Tasmania by sea
The National Marine Safety Committee (NMSC) is an Intergovernmental Committee established in 1997 by COAG to achieve uniform marine safety legislation and practices throughout Australia.