Marine Crime

The primary role of the NSW Police Marine Area Command (MAC) is to combat any marine related crime. Marine related crime is defined as

"Any criminal offence connected to the sea." The services provided by the NSW MAC are similar to those carried out by land based Police including, crime prevention and detection, as well as a search and rescue capability.

The Marine Area Command has two roles:


To reduce marine related crime as well as a statutory obligation to provide search and rescue co-ordination for State waters and inland waterways.


To support the operational objectives of law enforcement agencies through the provision of specialist equipment, expertise and intelligence.

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