Uniform Shipping Laws Code - Western Australia


You will need to comply with this code if you are involved in the operation 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.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Act(s) name

Western Australian Marine Act 1982 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

W.A. Marine (Emergency Procedures and Safety of Navigation) Regulations 1983 Western Australia

Administering agency

Department of Transport


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