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Funding

This section identifies AMSA's funding structure

Note 3.1: Regulatory Charging Summary

Note 3.1: Regulatory Charging Summary

2020

2019

$’000

$’000

Amounts applied

Payments from Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

125,158

123,152

Own-source revenue

17,716

12,058

Total amounts applied

142,874

135,210

Expenses

Regulatory charging activities

135,435

146,136

Total expenses

135,435

146,136

External revenue

Payments to Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

127,617

124,377

Own-source revenue

17,716

12,058

Total external revenue

145,333

136,435

Total amounts written-off

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Regulatory charging activities

Navigation infrastructure

Supporting the national network of integrated aids to navigation and traffic management measures in Australian waters to ensure safe, efficient, and effective coastal navigation for the commercial shipping industry.

Environmental marine protection

Resources the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies and preparedness to combat pollution by ensuring adequate capability to respond to incidents through: training of personnel in response techniques; acquisition, maintenance, and stockpiling of relevant equipment and supplies at key sites around Australia; and provision of emergency towage capability.

Seafarer and ship safety under Navigation Act 2012

Conducting a range of maritime safety and regulatory activities on international and domestic commercial shipping operations, consisting of: compliance inspections and audits undertaken on a risk based approach; port and flag state control inspections; marine surveys; cargo and handling inspections; marine qualification duties; accreditations and audits of registered training organisations; promotion of a culture of safety in the maritime industry; development of Australia's maritime regulations and standards; and participation in international and regional maritime forums.

Marine services and ship registration under Navigation Act 2012

Range of fee-based activities comprising: seafarer and coastal pilot qualifications, including approvals, issuing permits, authorisations, certifications, and licensing for domestic and international recognised marine qualifications; inspections and surveys requested by ship owners (or agents); shipping registration of Australian flagged vessels, including ensuring ships are maintained and crewed to a suitable standard; and other activities, such as determinations and exemptions.

Marine services under National System for domestic commercial vessel and seafarers

Range of fee-based activities, including: assessing applications and issuing approvals and certificates of operation, survey and competency of near coastal qualifications; administering, monitoring and maintaining network of accredited marine surveyors; and assessing applications for exemptions from applications of National Law and equivalent means of competency.

Documentation (Cost Recovery Implementation Statement) for the above activities is available on the AMSA website.