National Standard for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) - Australian Government


You will need to comply with this standard if you design, construct or operate commercial vessels.

The standard is the principal technical standard for commercial vessels and will gradually replace the Uniform Shipping Laws (USL) Code. It provides a common national standard for the design, construction, crewing and operation of vessels.

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

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Navigation Regulations 2013 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Domestic Vessel Division

Contact details

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