Marine Order 30 (Prevention of collisions) - Australian Government


You will be required to comply with this order if you intend to act as the master of a vessel in an area of Australian jurisdiction in the Torres Strait.

An area of Australian jurisdiction includes any area of waters in the protected zone, which is the area, commonly referred to as Torres Strait, lying between mainland Papua New Guinea and Australia and any Commonwealth managed fisheries within the Protected Zone coastal waters of Queensland.

This order prescribes measures to be observed by ships for the prevention of collisions, and specifies lights and signals to be provided on a ship.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance 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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 AG

Regulation(s) name

Torres Strait Fisheries Regulations 1985 AG

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Ship Safety Division

Contact details

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Ship Safety 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 5000