International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), Annex III - Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances Carried by Sea in Packaged Form - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this standard if you intend to transport harmful substances by ship.

This applies to Australian vessels, domestic commercial vessels and recreational vessels with Australian nationality and also to foreign vessels.

If a vessel has harmful substances on board, the owner must comply with the requirements for the packing, marking, labelling and stowage of packaged harmful substances contained in this standard.

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.

Other resources

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Comply All Prevention of Pollution by Harmful Substances in Packaged Form - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Act(s) name

Navigation Act 2012 AG

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 94 (Marine Pollution Prevention - Packaged Harmful Substances) 2014 AG

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Marine Environment Division

Contact details

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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