International Code of Signals - Australian Government

Service summary

You must comply with this Code when making distress signals from an aircraft.

The International Code of Signals is intended for communications between ships, aircraft and authorities ashore during situations related to the safety of navigation and persons; it is especially useful when language difficulties arise. The Code is suitable for transmission by all means of communication, including radiotelephony and radiotelegraphy.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) 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

 Resources
Comply

International Code of Signals - Please consult the Contact Officer to obtain a copy of this document.

Administering agency

Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Standards

Act(s) name

Civil Aviation Act 1988 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Civil Aviation Regulations 1988 (Australian Government)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
Standards

Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2005
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

131757

Phone:

02 62171111

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