In Australia the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 has been implemented primarily through the Navigation Act 2012 and associated delegated legislation (Marine Orders). Elements of the MLC 2006 not captured by the Navigation Act 2012 or Marine Orders are covered in other commonwealth legislation listed below.
The Navigation Act 2012 and Marine Order 11 (Living and working conditions on vessels) 2013 commenced on 1 July 2013.
Marine Order 11 replaces the following Orders that existed under the Navigation Act 1912:
Note: The accommodation requirements prescribed in Marine Orders - Part 14, issue 1 (Accommodation) as in force on 30 June 2013 will continue to apply to vessels constructed prior to 20 August 2013.
Other commonwealth legislation and Marine Orders that encompass aspects of the MLC, 2006, are:
All Marine Orders can be accessed on the AMSA website.
Commonwealth legislation and regulations (including Marine Orders) are available at the Australian Government ComLaw website.