Legislation and regulations
Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations 2003
The Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations 2003 (the Regulations) provide the operational details of the Act and adopt the same outcomes-based approach. The Regulations specify the requirements for maritime and ship security plans, so that the plans meet the criteria set out in the Act.
Other legislative instruments
Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act Notice About How Incident Reports Are To Be Made (No.3).This Notice requires persons reporting 'maritime transport or offshore facility security incidents' to the Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure and Transport to provide certain minimum information and also requires the report to be made in writing to the Department of Infrastructure and Transport Coordination Centre.
Consolidated versions of the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 and the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations 2003 are available on the ComLaw website—www.comlaw.gov.au. All previous amendments to the Act and Regulations can also be found through this site. Please visit this site for other Commonwealth Legislation as well.
Guidance and tools
The Strengthening Maritime Security guide [PDF: 5531 KB]  [DOC: 6668 KB] provides maritime industry participants and other stakeholders with a plain English reference to the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003 and Regulations.
International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code)
The International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code) covers the security measures applicable to ships and port facilities. These security measures have been included as amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea Convention, 1974 (SOLAS Convention) to which Australia is a party (Chapter XI-2).
Disclaimer: The information in this website is provided as a guide for general purposes only. While all care has been taken to ensure that the information accurately reflects the requirements of the Act and the Regulations, you should not rely on the information for the purpose of any particular action or decision.