Code of Practice for vessel and facility management (marine and inland waters) - South Australia


The Code of Practice for vessel and facility management (marine and inland waters) was developed to assist owners and users of vessels to satisfy the requirements of the Environment Protection (Water Quality) Policy 2003.

Use of the guidelines outlined in the Code should enable owners or users of vessels to satisfy the general environmental duty as described in the Environment Protection Act, and protect inland waters for the wider benefit of the community.

The principal objective of the Code is to ensure that owners or users of a vessel on inland waters do not pollute the environment, and take all reasonable and practicable measures to prevent or minimise any environmental harm. This means that any pollutant, including fuel, sewage, untreated greywater, galley waste and garbage from vessels, must not be discharged into, or onto the banks of, any inland waters. This includes macerated and chemically or biologically treated waste.

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.

Eligibility requirements

The Code of Practice for vessel and facility management (marine and inland waters) applies to people, organisations and agencies that own, operate and use vessels, vessel construction and maintenance facilities (including slipways and launch facilities), and vessel storage facilities (including dry dock boats yards, marinas, moorings, boat and yacht clubs) within or adjacent to the state waters of South Australia.

Act(s) name

Environment Protection Act 1993 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

Environment Protection (Water Quality) Policy 2003 South Australia

Administering agency

Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

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Chief Executive

Operating address: Level 8
250 Victoria Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: GPO Box 2607
Adelaide SA 5001
Toll Free: 1800623445
Phone: 0882042000
Fax: 0882042020
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