Obligation to Carry Anti-Fouling Certificate - Australian Government

Description

You may be required to comply with this obligation if you intend to operate a ship in Australian waters. When your ship is in an Australian shipping facility it may be inspected to determine whether the ship complies with anti-fouling requirements. It is an offence to take a ship which does not meet anti-fouling requirements into an Australian shipping facility.

The obligation applies to all ships. Ships of 400 gross tons and above, or, ships less than 400 gross tons but greater than 24 metres in length engaged in international voyages will require survey and certification or appropriate documentation.

The key provisions of the obligation are that:

  • all ships shall not apply or re-apply organotin-based compounds which act as biocides in anti-fouling systems (i.e. TBT-based paints)
  • all ships are banned from having such compounds on their hulls or external surfaces, or will be required to have a protective coating preventing the leaching of such compounds.

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 (Harmful Anti-fouling Systems) Act 2006 Australian Government

Administering agency

Department of Home Affairs

Aviation and Maritime Security Division

Contact details

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Enquiries

Aviation and Maritime Security Division

Department of Home Affairs

Operating address: 111 Alinga Street
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Mailing address: PO BOX 25
Belconnen, Australian Capital Territory 2616
Phone: 1300 791 581
Email: national.coordinator@homeaffairs.gov.au
Website: Aviation and Maritime Security Division (Opens in new window)