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Australian Seafarers' Welfare Council

Information for you

Modern shipowners and shipping agents that are committed to quality shipping operations understand the importance of ensuring good working conditions for the seafarers working on board their ships.   Knowing that by providing good working conditions for their seafarers will help ensure that their ships are operated safely and securely with fewer problems and delays in port.

Going beyond basic care and by demonstrating genuine concern over the wellbeing of seafarers, shows to the global shipping industry Australia’s commitment to the welfare of seafarers.

For more information on Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) requirements, please visit the AMSA website

For more information on how seafarer welfare is addressed within the MLC, see the seafarer welfare brochure (PDF, 532 KB).

Resource of information for shipping agents

ITF Seafarers
Ports Australia
Australian Shipowners Association
Shipping Australia Limited
The Australian Mariners' Welfare Society
Mission to Seafarers
Stella Maris