Marine Order Prevention of Collisions (Part 30) - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this order if you intend to act as the master of a vessel in an area of Australian jurisdiction in the Torres Strait.

An area of Australian jurisdiction includes any area of waters in the protected zone, which is the area, commonly referred to as Torres Strait, lying between mainland Papua New Guinea and Australia and any Commonwealth managed fisheries within the Protected Zone coastal waters of Queensland.

This order prescribes measures to be observed by ships for the prevention of collisions, and specifies lights and signals to be provided on a ship.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance that may be required.

Service type

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.

Other resources

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division

Act(s) name

Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Torres Strait Fisheries Regulations 1985 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Ship Safety Division

Operating address:
82 Northbourne Avenue
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601


02 6279 5000


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