** Scheduled maintenance **

We’ll be updating this tool between 7 am and 11 am on 20 July 2024 (AEST). During this time, this website will be unavailable

Guidelines for Voyage Planning - Australian Government

Description

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

  • in an Australian port
  • entering or leaving an Australian port
  • in the internal waters of Australia
  • 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 World Meteorological Organization (WMO) voluntary observing ships (VOS) scheme
  • guidelines on voyage planning for passenger ships operating in remote areas
  • guidelines for ships operating in Arctic ice-covered waters.

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

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.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Guidelines for Ships Operating In Polar Waters - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Comply All Guidelines for Voyage Planning - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Comply All Guidelines On Voyage Planning For Passenger Ships Operating In Remote Areas - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Comply All Marine Order 27 (Safety of Navigation and Radio Equipment) 2016 (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 27 (Safety of Navigation and Radio Equipment) 2016 Australian Government

Navigation Regulations 2013 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Navigation Safety and International Division

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.