Safety of Navigation and Radio Equipment - Australian Government


You are required to comply with this code if you intend to operate a regulated Australian vessel, or a foreign vessel within Australian waters. This code establishes the requirements for:

  • navigation safety measures and equipment
  • radio equipment
  • danger, urgency and distress signals and messages.
This code also gives effect to various aspects of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea including:
  • Chapter IV (Radiocommunications)
  • Chapter V (Safety of navigation).

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 27 (Safety of Navigation and Radio Equipment) 2016 Australian Government

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Navigation Safety and International Division

Contact details

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Navigation Safety and International 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