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Australian Maritime College
The Office of Maritime Communications at the Australian Maritime College is responsible for the management of all functions associated with marine radio examinations and certification services in Australia.

An invigilator is a person who supervisors the examination.

The role of the invigilator is to ensure the proper delivery of the examination in accordance with the Invigilator Guidelines (refer Invigilator Guidelines). Their role does not include the marking of papers or providing advice to candidates about their performance. Therefore, invigilators do not have access to examination answers

Invigilators – Marine Radio Operators Certificates

Australian Communications Media Authority (ACMA)

This information paper provides details of the licensing arrangements applicable to the maritime ship licence type.

The operation of maritime radiocommunications equipment using the standard suite of frequencies in the 27 MHz and VHF (Very High Frequency) marine bands is authorised under the Radiocommunications (Maritime Ship Stations 27 MHz and VHF) Class Licence 2001.

A certificate of proficiency attests that the holder has the skill to operate certain types of radios.

How to Obtain a Certificate of Proficiency
(Maritime Ship Stations 27 MHz and VHF) Class Licence 2001

Australia Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

An EPIRB is a compact, buoyant, self-contained radio transmitter designed for marine use which, when activated, continuously emits a distinctive radio distress signal for a minimum of 48 hours. This signal is detected by satellite and relayed to a Rescue Coordination Centre (RCC) in Canberra, instigating a search and rescue operation by local authorities.


Frequently Asked Questions

Bureau of Meteorology

The Bureau of Meteorology provides the Australian and international maritime communities with weather forecasts, warnings and observations for coastal waters areas and high seas around Australia. Generally most of these services are provided routinely throughout the day, while marine weather warnings may be issued at any time when the need becomes apparent.

State and Territory Marine Weather

Maritime Safety Queensland

As the fundamental principle of the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) legislation, the general safety obligation transfers the responsibility of safety to owners and operators and encourages risk management. The Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 imposes general safety obligations on the skipper of the vessel.
General Safety Obligations

SA.GOV.AU- find what you’re looking for – Boating & Marine
Discover information about boat licences and permits, registering motorboats, owning and operating watercraft and safety.
Marine Radio and Boat Safety

SA VHF Marine Radio Coverage

Coast Radio Hobart – Tasmania
Coast Radio Hobart (CRH) is a safety net for all boat users in Tasmania. You cannot rely on a mobile telephone to connect you to someone who knows the best way to get you out of trouble when on the water. Your marine radio puts you in contact with CRH and other boats along the coastline. CRH broadcast weather forecasts and wind warnings and marine safety information several times each day and monitors VHF and HF frequencies. It is a reliable, friendly and professional volunteer service.
VHF HF Marine Frequencies & SKEDS

Wear It Australia!

Australia’s one stop viewing location to know what are the respective state laws and regulations governing the type and water activity for the correct use of a lifejacket or Personal Flotation Device (PFD).
Confused as to which one to use?
This site is based on the successful Wear It! National Safe Boating Council campaign promoted in the U.S.A.
Lifejackets Do Save Lives