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Updated 13 November 2012

SUBMISSION IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE DEPOSIT OBLIGATIONS PURSUANT TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA (UNCLOS)

M.Z.N. 36. 2000. LOS of 18 September 2000: Deposit of List of geographical coordinates of points for drawing the extended outer limits of the territorial sea in the southern area of the Gulf of Carpentaria to include the part of the roadstead near the Port of Karumba in Queensland, and for drawing the limits of that roadstead, as established by the Proclamation of 29 August 2000 under the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973

 

Originals of deposited geographical coordinates of points

Relevant article of UNCLOS:16(2)

LOSIC No. 12

Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 45

  M.Z.N.92.2012.LOS of 9 November 2012: Deposit by Australia, pursuant to articles 76, paragraph 9, and 84 of the Convention, of relevant information, including geodetic data, permanently describing the outer limits of its continental shelf.

 

Originals of deposited information: Volume 1, Volume 2

Relevant articles of UNCLOS: 76(9), 84(2)

LOSIC No. 37

Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 80

Communications received by the Secretary-General in connection with the deposit of charts and/or lists of geographical coordinates of points

N/A

CONTINENTAL SHELF BEYOND 200 NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE BASELINES FROM WHICH THE BREADTH OF THE TERRITORIAL SEA IS MEASURED

Submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf made on 15 November 2004

SUBMISSION IN REFERENCE TO DUE PUBLICITY OBLIGATIONS PURSUANT TO THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA (UNCLOS)

[M.Z.N. 3. 1996. LOS of 5 March 1996]* Chart: Sea lanes and traffic separation schemes in the Bass Strait Oil Fields on the south coast (Victoria)

Relevant article of UNCLOS: 22(4); 41(6)

LOSIC No. 3

Chart at DOALOS/OLA

* The issuance of maritime zones notifications in relation to due publicity obligations was discontinued in 1996. States discharge their obligations of due publicity regarding sea lanes and traffic separation schemes under articles 22, 41 and 53 of the Convention, inter alia, through IMO.

Communications received by the Secretary-General in connection with the submission in reference to due publicity obligations

N/A


OTHER INFORMATION

Legislation

Continental Shelf (Living Natural Resources) Act 1968-1973
Continental Shelf (Living Natural Resources) Amendment Act No. 182 of 1981
Proclamation of 4 February 1983 (Proclamation of the inner limits (the baseline)), pursuant to section 7 of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973
Proclamation of 4 February 1983 (Proclamation of Outer Limits (Torres Strait) pursuant to section 7 of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973)
Proclamation of 19 March 1987, pursuant to section 8 of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973
Proclamation of 19 March 1987, pursuant to section 7 of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973
Proclamation of 9 November 1990, pursuant to section 7 of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973
Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973, as amended by the Maritime Legislation Amendment Act 1994
Proclamation of 26 July 1994, under section 10B Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973 and section 4 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901
Proclamation of 29 August 2000 under the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973 (see Law of the Sea Bulletin No. 45)

Piracy

Crimes Act 1914
Crimes (Ships and Fixed Platforms) Act 1992

Maritime boundary delimitation agreements
 and other material

with France

Agreement on Marine Delimitation between the Government of Australia and the Government of the French Republic (New Caledonia, Chesterfield Islands), 4 January 1982 (entry into force: 10 January 1983; registration # 22302; registration date: 11 August 1983; link to UNTS)

with Indonesia

Agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia establishing certain Seabed Boundaries , 18 May 1971 (entry into force: 8 November 1973; registration #: 14122; registration date:  7 August 1975; link to UNTS)
Agreement between the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia establishing certain sea-bed boundaries in the area of the Timor and Arafura seas, supplementary to the Agreement of 18 May 1971, 9 October 1972 (entry into force: 8 November 1973; registration #: 14123; registration date: 7 August 1975; link to UNTS)
Agreement between Australia and Indonesia Concerning certain Boundaries between Papua New Guinea and Indonesia (with chart), 12 February 1973 (entry into force: 26 November 1973; registration #: 14124; registration date: 7 August 1975; link to UNTS)
Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of Australia Concerning the Implementation of a Provisional Fisheries Surveillance and Enforcement Arrangement
Treaty between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia establishing an exclusive economic zone boundary and certain seabed boundaries, 14 March 1997

with New Zealand

Treaty between the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand establishing certain Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf Boundaries, 25 July 2004 (entry into force: ; registration #: I-43985 registration date:  4 June 2007; link to UNTS) (see Law of the Sea Bulletins Nos. 55 and 58)

with Papua New Guinea 

Treaty between Australia and the Independent State of Papua New Guinea concerning sovereignty and maritime boundaries in the area between the two countries, including the area known as Torres Strait, and related matters, 18 December 1978 * (entry into force: 15 February 1985; registration #: 24238; registration date: 7 July 1986; link to UNTS)

with Solomon Islands

Agreement between the Government of Solomon Islands and the Government of Australia establishing certain sea and seabed boundaries (with annexed maps), 13 September 1988 (entry into force: 14 April 1989; registration #: 26661; registration date: 23 November 1990; link to UNTS)

with Timor-Leste

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Democratic Republic of East Timor concerning Arrangements for Exploration and Exploitation of Petroleum in an Area of the Timor Sea between Australia and East Timor, Dili, 20 May 2002
Timor Sea Treaty, Dili, 20 May 2002 (entry into force: 2 April 2003; registration #: 40222; registration date: 19 May 2004; link to UNTS)
Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Democratic Republic of East Timor and the Government of Australia concerning an International Unitization Agreement for the Greater Sunrise field, Dili, 20 May 2002
Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste relating to the Unitization of the Sunrise and Troubadour fields, Dili, 6 March 2003
 

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