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Declarations by the Seacare Authority

The Seacare Authority may declare under subsections 19 (1C) and (1D) of the Seafarers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992 (the Seafarers Act) and subsections 6 (3AB) and (3AC) of the Occupational Health and Safety (Maritime Industry) Act 1993 (the OHS(MI) Act) that these Acts do or do not apply to certain vessels.

There are no current Seacare Authority declarations of coverage in effect.

More information about how potential declarations are considered can be found in the following guidelines, which indicate the Seacare Authority’s general approach in considering applications (but in no way limits its discretion):

Last updated: 31 Jan 2020
The Seacare Authority acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and acknowledges their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to the people, the cultures and the elders past, present and emerging.