Construction - Subdivision and Stability, Machinery and Electrical Installations - Australian Government


You are required to comply with this code if you intend to construct a regulated Australian vessel, or operate a regulated Australian vessel or foreign vessel within Australian waters. This code gives effect to chapter II-1 of the International Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) regulations which prescribes the standards for the construction of vessels including:

  • structure of ships
  • subdivision and stability
  • general machinery
  • electrical installations.

The code also gives effect to the International Maritime Organisation's guidelines for the construction of Offshore Supply Vessels, which aims to promote safety of such vessels and their personnel.

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 is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 12 (Construction - Subdivision and Stability, Machinery and Electrical Installations) 2016 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Ship Safety Division

Contact details

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Ship Safety Division

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Operating address: 82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon, Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Toll Free: 1800 627 484
Phone: 02 6279 5000