Guidelines for the Development of the Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plans - Australian Government

Service summary

You will be required to comply with these guidelines if you operate a ship with a gross tonnage of 400 or more, or an oil tanker with a gross tonnage of 150 to 400 tonnes.

You must keep a shipboard oil pollution emergency plan on board your ship. The plan must comply with the requirements of these guidelines.

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.

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Marine Environment Division

Act(s) name

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 91 (Marine Pollution Prevention - Oil) 2014 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Australian Maritime Safety Authority
Marine Environment Division

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


02 6279 5627


02 6279 5056


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