The Uniform Shipping Laws Code (USL Code) - Western Australia


You will be required to comply with this code if you are involved in the design or construction of domestic commercial vessels. A commercial vessel is a vessel which is used in the course of any business or commercial transaction. This includes any Government vessel other than one that belongs to an arm of the Defence Force.

The Uniform Shipping Laws Code (USL Code) provides standards for the design, construction and operation of domestic commercial vessels. The Code was first published in 1979 in response to the need for a common national safety standard for commercial vessels.

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.

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Act(s) name

Western Australian Marine Act 1982 WA

Regulation(s) name

W.A. Marine (Construction, Stability and Engineering) Regulations 1983 WA

Administering agency

Department of Transport

Marine and Coastal

Contact details

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Marine Safety

Marine and Coastal

Department of Transport

Operating address: 140 William Street
Perth, Western Australia, 6000
Mailing address: GPO BOX C102
Perth, Western Australia 6839
Phone: 08 6551 6000
Fax: 08 6551 6001