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Marine Pilotage Code


Pilotage is the service to navigate a vessel into, within or out of port waters. The Port Authority of New South Wales provides pilotage services at NSW ports.

Transport for NSW develops and maintains the NSW Marine Pilotage Code (under the Marine Safety Regulation 2016) which includes a code of conduct and health requirements for marine pilots. 

The code was developed with input from Harbour Masters, and marine pilot representatives from the pilotage ports of NSW, and the Australian Maritime Officers Union.

Marine Pilotage Code

The code is in two volumes:

Health assessments for marine pilots

Health professionals authorised by Transport for NSW conduct health assessments of marine pilots to the prescribed standard.

The following forms are primarily for the use of Port Authority of NSW (PANSW). The Standard requires PANSW to provide these forms to the Authorised Health Professionals:

The following documents assist with administering the Standard for Health Assessment of the Marine Pilots:

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