Special Counsel and Notary Public
With the Great Barrier Reef on our doorstep and one of the busiest ports on the east coast of Australia, maritime issues have a significant influence on both commercial and recreational activities in this region.
The law relating to shipping or maritime activities is not confined to the passage of ships at sea. There is a growing body of laws both state and federal which govern virtually all water borne and associated activities in this region. These range from pollution issues to visitation and use restrictions in national park areas and on the Great Barrier Reef.
Penalties for non-compliance are substantial. Similarly, boat building for commercial vessels is governed by Australian Standards that are mandatory in Queensland.
When it comes to maritime law, it pays to talk to someone who knows the waters; someone who understands the business fore and aft.
Connolly Suthers has considerable knowledge and experience in marine-related industries and issues. The Firm provides advice and assistance with:
If you require further assistance with any maritime law matters, please call or email: