Australian in-water cleaning standards

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Public consultation closed on 12 November 2021.

In October 2021 we invited your feedback on the draft standards that will be used for the in-water cleaning of vessels in Australian waters.

What happens next

We will review your feedback and consider whether amendments are required to finalise the standards.

We anticipate the standards will be finalised and released in early 2022. Once applied, the department, along with state or territory regulators, will use the standards to assess and approve in-water cleaning activities for all types of vessels. This will help manage local biosecurity and chemical contamination risks.

If you need more information, please contact the Marine Biosecurity Unit at marinepests@awe.gov.au

Public consultation closed on 12 November 2021.

In October 2021 we invited your feedback on the draft standards that will be used for the in-water cleaning of vessels in Australian waters.

What happens next

We will review your feedback and consider whether amendments are required to finalise the standards.

We anticipate the standards will be finalised and released in early 2022. Once applied, the department, along with state or territory regulators, will use the standards to assess and approve in-water cleaning activities for all types of vessels. This will help manage local biosecurity and chemical contamination risks.

If you need more information, please contact the Marine Biosecurity Unit at marinepests@awe.gov.au