Maritime compliance activities

We conduct a range of audits to ensure that duty holders are complying with their obligations under transport safety and infrastructure laws.

We may conduct audits either on a random basis or as part of a risk-based compliance program. We also use audits to gather intelligence on safety awareness and culture within Victoria's transport industry and recreational boating community.

We undertake compliance activities in situations where a particular safety problem will be best treated by exercising enforcement powers. This doesn't mean that we will only use enforcement actions to treat a problem; it is normal practice for these tools to be used in conjunction with providing advice and guidance.

Photo of a boat operator being pulled over by a maritime safety officer