International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), Annex I - Regulations for the Prevention of Pollution by Oil - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this standard if you operate an Australian vessel that is an oil tanker of 150 gross tonnage or above or if you intend to operate an Australian ship that has a gross tonnage of 400 or more.

This Annex provides regulations for the prevention of pollution by oil and requirements for oil tankers, including crude oil washing requirements.

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 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.

Act(s) name

Protection of the Sea (Prevention of Pollution from Ships) Act 1983 AG

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 91 (Marine Pollution Prevention - Oil) 2014 AG

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Marine Environment Division

Contact details

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


Marine Environment Division

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Operating address: 82 Northbourne Avenue
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6279 5627
Fax: 02 6279 5056