Prevention of Collisions Convention - Victoria

Service summary

You will be required to comply with this convention if you operate a domestic commercial vessel or regulated Australian vessel in Victorian State waters. Under this convention all vessels are required to maintain a proper lookout, including by use of radar where appropriate, and to proceed at a safe speed in accordance with their circumstances to allow them to take action to avoid any collision.

The rules include detailed requirements for steering and sailing when ships are in conditions of visibility, within sight of other ships, and restricted visibility. It prescribes use of various coloured lights and shapes of lights to be displayed, and the use of sound and light signals, including those to be used by ships in distress.

Please consult the responsible agency 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

Administering agency

Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Transport Safety Victoria

Act(s) name

Marine Safety Act 2010 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Marine Safety Regulations 2012 (Victoria)

Contact details

Maritime Safety
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources
Transport Safety Victoria


Operating address:
121 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 2797
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

1800 223 022
information@transportsafety.vic.gov.au

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