International Medical Guide for Ships - Western Australia


You will need to comply with this guide if you are the master of a ship that is not registered in Australia.

This guide outlines how to diagnose, treat and prevent health problems in seafarers and covers topics including:

  • first aid
  • pain management
  • examining of the patient
  • pregnancy and childbirth
  • medical care for survivors at sea.

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.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Medicines and Poisons Act 2014 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Medicines and Poisons Regulations 2016 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Health

Medicines and Poisons Regulation Branch

Contact details

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