Marine Order 30 (Prevention of Collisions) - Australian Government


You must 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 water in the protected zone, which is the area commonly referred to as the 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 gives effect to the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs), which prescribes internationally agreed measures for the navigation, management and working of a vessel, and the lights and signals to be provided and used on a vessel.

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

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Comply All Marine Order 30 (Prevention of Collisions) (Opens in new window)
Comply All Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 (COLREGs) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.

Act(s) name

Torres Strait Fisheries Act 1984 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Torres Strait Fisheries Regulations 1985 Australian Government

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
Toll Free: 1800 627 484
Phone: 02 6279 5000