Section 1 : Agency Overview
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) is a statutory authority established under the Australian Maritime Safety Authority Act 1990 (AMSA Act), with the primary role to:
promote maritime safety and protection of the marine environment
prevent and combat ship-sourced pollution in the marine environment
provide infrastructure to support safety of navigation in Australian waters
provide a national search and rescue service to the maritime and aviation sectors
provide, on request, services to the maritime industry on a commercial basis
provide, on request, services of a maritime nature on a commercial basis to the Commonwealth and/or States and Territories.
AMSA contributes primarily to the portfolio Outcome 1 of: Fostering an efficient, sustainable, competitive, safe and secure transport system.
AMSA's vision is: "To be a superior provider of maritime safety, marine environment protection, and maritime and aviation search and rescue".