Guidelines for Voyage Planning - Australian Government

Description

You must comply with these guidelines if you are the operator of a vessel that is:

  • In an Australian port; or
  • Entering or leaving an Australian port; or
  • In the internal waters of Australia; or
  • In the territorial sea of Australia, other than in the course of innocent passage.

The guidelines to be adhered to are:

  • Guidelines for voyage planning;
  • Guidelines for ships operating in polar waters;
  • Participation of ships in weather routeing services;
  • Participation in the WMO voluntary observing ships (VOS) scheme;
  • Guidelines on voyage planning for passenger ships operating in remote areas; and
  • Guidelines for ships operating in Arctic ice-covered waters.

These guidelines set out the minimum requirements for planning a safe navigational route.

Please consult the Agency 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

Task Resources
Comply Guidelines for Voyage Planning - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding these guidelines.

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 AG

Regulation(s) name

Navigation Regulations 2013 AG

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Navigation Safety and International Division

Contact details

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Enquiries

Navigation Safety and International 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
Phone: 02 6279 5664
Fax: 02 6279 5966