Taking care of your marine responsibilities.
What is Australian Marine Compliance
Complying with the electrical standards and ensuring that electrical work on boats is performed by a licensed electrician is a way for owners and other persons involved
with boat's electrical systems to meet their general safety obligations.
What Australian Marine Compliance does
Provide AMSA Electrical Report
Our services include
All repair and upgrades necessary to meet AMSA Compliance.
7.30 am to 5.30 pm Monday to Friday and Saturday by special arrangement.
What are my responsibilities regarding the
electrical installation on my boat?
Under the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994 owners and other persons involved with boats have a general safety obligation regarding the condition of boats, including the condition of a boat's electrical installation.
Low voltage electrical installations and electrical equipment on boats in Queensland must comply with the requirements of the Electrical Safety Act.
The ESA provides that only licensed electricians may perform electrical work. A licensed electrician must ensure that electrical work is in accordance with
Australian/New Zealand Standard 3000 known as the wiring rules (AS/NZS 3000).
How can I meet my responsibilities regarding the electrical installation on boats?
Complying with the electrical standards and ensuring that electrical work on boats is performed by a licensed electrician is a way for owners and other persons
involved with boat's electrical systems to meet their general safety obligations.
Will the electrical installation on an imported boat comply?
Imported boats complying with IEC/ISO standards, classification society rules or other known standards will comply with the fundamental safety requirements of section 1 of AS/NZS 3000. Compliance with section 1 of AS/NZS 3000 is mandatory and if there are issues of conflict between these other standards and AS/NZS3000 (for example, cable colour codes in low voltage installations of American built boats), if not resolved
under AS/NZS 3000: 3.8 will require resolution on a case by case basis by Maritime Safety Queensland in consultation with the Electrical Safety Office before
acceptance for compliance.
Any person selling an imported boat, including an import agent, must ensure that the electrical equipment on board complies with Queensland legislation.
Prescribed electrical equipment includes such items as circuit breakers, switches, safety switches, refrigerators and microwave ovens. Information about the
requirements for approval of electrical equipment and examples of identifying approval marks on electrical equipment is available on the Electrical Safety Office