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Publication Date: 
May 2019

This framework provides overarching guidance on the Australian Government’s role and responsibilities in the rare event of an offshore petroleum (oil or gas) incident in Commonwealth waters.

The oil and gas company undertaking the activity is responsible for responding to an oil spill. The framework operates alongside their response, and describes:

  • interdepartmental coordination through the Offshore Petroleum Incident Coordination Committee (OPICC)
  • Australian Government arrangements for addressing crises arising from offshore petroleum incidents

Read more

Read how we regulate offshore oil and gas activities in Australian Waters.

Contact us

Email opicc@industry.gov.au

See also

The 2019 framework updates reflect learnings from Exercise Ningaloo Challenge.


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