You will be required to comply with these guidelines if you intend to provide a vessel traffic service.
You must obtain the authorisation of the agency before operating a vessel traffic service (VTS). A VTS authority applies within a specific VTS area.
The agency will not grant an authority unless it is satisfied that you can meet the responsibilities of a VTS authority mentioned in the Guidelines for Vessel Traffic Services.
Compliance with the guidelines is an ongoing condition of authorisation.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.
Code of Practice
A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.
Guidelines for Vessel Traffic Services - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division
Navigation Act 2012 (Australian Government)
Marine Order 64 (Vessel traffic services) 2013 (Australian Government)
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