Safety of Life at Sea - SOLAS Convention - Australian Government

Description

Safety of Life at Sea, or SOLAS, is the international maritime convention concerning maritime safety.

You must comply with this convention if you are the operator of a Regulated Australian Vessel, or if you are the operator of a foreign vessel that is;

  • In an Australian port; or
  • Entering or leaving an Australian port; or
  • In the internal waters of Australia; or
  • In the territorial sea of Australia, other than in the course of innocent passage.

It sets out the minimum standards to be met concerning:

  • Structure;
  • Subdivision;
  • Stability;
  • Machinery;
  • Electrical installations;
  • Fire protection;
  • Fire detection; and
  • Fire extinction.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Administering agency

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Navigation Safety and International Division

Contact details

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Enquiries

Operating address: 82 Northbourne Avenue
Braddon
Australian Capital Territory 2612
Mailing address: GPO BOX 2181
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601
Phone: 02 6279 5664
Fax: 02 6279 5966