International Code of Safety for High Speed Craft (HSC) - Australian Government


This code specifies minimum requirements for the:

  • Construction;
  • Hull;
  • Equipment; and
  • Machinery of high-speed craft (ships).

It also makes provision for or in relation to the survey and inspection of ships, including the issue of certificates.

This code applies to craft for which the keels are laid, or which are at a similar stage of construction from the middle of 2002.

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 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

Navigation Regulations 2013 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Navigation Safety and International Division

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:


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
Toll Free: 1800 627 484
Phone: 02 6279 5000