Marine Pollution Prevention - Oil - Australian Government


You are required to comply with this code if you intend to operate an Australian ship that:

  • has a gross tonnage of 400 or more or an Australian ship
  • is an oil tanker with a gross tonnage more than 150.

The code provides specifications for the installation of various oil discharge monitoring and control systems. The standards outlined in the code are intended to assist ship masters, operators, owners and port authorities in minimising the risk of pollution by oil from ships' ballast water and associated sediments.

If you are carrying solid bulk cargoes which are harmful to the marine environment, you will have to classify and declare them. The criteria for determining the classification of the cargoes has been inserted into Appendix I to Annex V of MARPOL.

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

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

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 91 (Marine Pollution Prevention - Oil) 2014 Australian Government

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
Braddon, Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6279 5040
Fax: 02 6279 5026