Safe management of vessels - Australian Government


You may be required to comply with this code if you operate a sea faring vessel. The code provides an international standard for the safe management and operation of ships.

The code aims to ensure:

  • safety at sea
  • prevention of human injury or loss of life
  • avoidance of damage to the environment, particularly the marine environment
  • avoidance of damage to property.

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

Navigation Act 2012 Australian Government

Regulation(s) name

Marine Order 58 (Safe management of vessels) 2015 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