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Marine pollution data

The Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995 and regulations protect Queensland's marine and coastal environment by minimising deliberate and negligent discharges of ship-sourced pollutants into coastal waters.

Under the Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995 the master of a ship must report a discharge or probable discharge of any pollutant without delay to Maritime Safety Queensland or the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. Pollutants are defined as harmful substances and includes oil, chemicals, and sewage and garbage. Even minor instances of marine pollution must be reported.

The data files below contain reported marine pollution or suspected marine pollution in coastal waters.

For a full breakdown of each column in this dataset please refer to the supporting document – Field Descriptions.

Data and resources

Additional information

Field Value
Version 3.0
Security classification PUBLIC
Used in data-driven application NO
  • Environment
  • Transportation
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Dataset custodian Transport and Main Roads

Dataset custodian

Transport and Main Roads

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Data attribution

Transport and Main Roads, Queensland Government, Marine pollution data, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 sourced on 21 June 2019


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