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This Proclamation establishes the outer limit of Australia's exclusive economic zone.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Made 26 Jul 1994
Registered 30 Oct 2008
Gazetted 29 Jul 1994

 

 

 

Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973

 

 

 

PROCLAMATION

 

 

 

I, WILLIAM GEORGE HAYDEN, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council and under section 10B of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973 and section 4 of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901, declare that, commencing on 1 August 1994:

             (a)   subject to paragraph (b), the outer limits of Australia’s exclusive economic zone comprise:

                          (i)   the lines that are 200 international nautical miles seaward of the baselines determined by Proclamation under section 7 of the Seas and Submerged Lands Act 1973 for areas of Australia other than its external Territories; and

                         (ii)   in relation to the external Territories, the lines that are 200 international nautical miles seaward of the baselines established under international law; and

             (b)   where any part of a line specified in the Schedule is less than 200 international nautical miles seaward of the relevant baselines referred to in paragraph (a), that part of the line so specified forms part of the outer limits of that zone; and

             (c)   for the purposes of items 1, 4 (other than paragraph (a)), 5, 6 and 7 in the Schedule:

                          (i)   all geographic coordinates are expressed in terms of the World Geodetic System 1972 (“WGS 72”); and

                         (ii)   determination of the position on the surface of the Earth of a point or line is to be by reference to WGS 72, that is, by reference to a spheroid having its centre at the centre of the Earth and a major (equatorial) radius of 6,378,135 metres and a flattening of 100/29826; and

             (d)   for the purposes of items 2 and 3, and paragraph 4 (a), in the Schedule:

                          (i)   all geographic coordinates are expressed in terms of the Australian Geodetic Datum 1966 (“AGD66”); and

                         (ii)   determination of the position on the surface of the Earth of a point or line is to be by reference to AGD66, that is, by reference:

                                    (A)   to a spheroid having its centre at the centre of the Earth and a major (equatorial) radius of 6,378,160 metres and a flattening of 100/29825; and

                                    (B)   to the Johnston Geodetic Station in the Northern Territory which station is taken to be situated at Latitude 25°56´54.5515˝ South and Longitude 133°12´30.0771˝ East and to have a ground level of 571.2 metres above the spheroid.

 

 

SCHEDULE

SPECIFIED LINES

1.      Christmas Island:

The line:

             (a)   commencing at the point of Latitude 8°52´21˝ South, Longitude 102°34´09˝ East;

             (b)   then running north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 8°48´28˝ South, Longitude 103°22´50˝ East;

             (c)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 8°44´41˝ South, Longitude 104°09´11˝ East;

             (d)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 8°44´05˝ South, Longitude 104°16´22˝ East;

             (e)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 8°43´45˝ South, Longitude 105°13´36˝ East;

              (f)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 8°43´34˝ South, Longitude 105°18´01˝ East;

             (g)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 8°44´54˝ South, Longitude 105°23´36˝ East;

             (h)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 8°47´34˝ South, Longitude 105°34´41˝ East;

              (i)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 8°49´15˝ South, Longitude 105°41´56˝ East;

              (j)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 8°49´16˝ South, Longitude 105°42´01˝ East;

             (k)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 8°55´54˝ South, Longitude 106°10´50˝ East;

              (l)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 8°58´44˝ South, Longitude 106°20´52˝ East;

            (m)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 8°59´23˝ South, Longitude 106°23´10˝ East;

             (n)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°02´18˝ South, Longitude 106°33´31˝ East;

             (o)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°07´57˝ South, Longitude 106°49´22˝ East;

             (p)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°09´04˝ South, Longitude 106°50´55˝ East;

             (q)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°10´20˝ South, Longitude 106°52´42˝ East;

              (r)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°18´39˝ South, Longitude 107°04´21˝ East;

             (s)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°24´39˝ South, Longitude 107°11´58˝ East;

              (t)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°42´32˝ South, Longitude 107°34´41˝ East;

             (u)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°49´34˝ South, Longitude 107°43´34˝ East;

             (v)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°49´47˝ South, Longitude 107°43´47˝ East;

            (w)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°00´04˝ South, Longitude 107°54´18˝ East;

             (x)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°04´37˝ South, Longitude 107°59´01˝ East;

             (y)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°08´26˝ South, Longitude 108°03´00˝ East;

             (z)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°24´42˝ South, Longitude 108°19´46˝ East;

           (za)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°34´22˝ South, Longitude 108°29´24˝ East;

           (zb)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°07´08˝ South, Longitude 109°02´06˝ East.

2.      Timor and Arafura Seas:

The line:

             (a)   commencing at the point of Latitude 13°15´ South, Longitude 118°27´ East;

             (b)   then running north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12°50´ South, Longitude 119°24´ East;

             (c)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12°38´ South, Longitude 119°51´ East;

             (d)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12°35´ South, Longitude 120°16´ East;

             (e)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12°24´ South, Longitude 121°20´ East;

              (f)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°43´ South, Longitude 121°56´ East;

             (g)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°40´ South, Longitude 122°00´ East;

             (h)   then east along the parallel of Latitude 11°40´ South to its intersection by the meridian of Longitude 122°02´ East;

              (i)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°38´ South, Longitude 122°27´ East;

              (j)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°37´ South, Longitude 122°43´ East;

             (k)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°33´ South, Longitude 123°14´ East;

              (l)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°32´ South, Longitude 123°18´ East;

            (m)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°31´ South, Longitude 123°22´ East;

             (n)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°33´ South, Longitude 123°56´ East;

             (o)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°34´ South, Longitude 123°58´ East;

             (p)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°31´ South, Longitude 124°26´ East;

             (q)   then east along the parallel of Latitude 11°31´ South to its intersection by the meridian of Longitude 124°27´ East;

              (r)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°34´ South, Longitude 124°34´ East;

             (s)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°40´ South, Longitude 124°57´ East;

              (t)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°47´ South, Longitude 125°20´ East;

             (u)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°45´ South, Longitude 125°25´ East;

             (v)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°37´ South, Longitude 125°45´ East;

            (w)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°31´ South, Longitude 126°00´ East;

             (x)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°26´ South, Longitude 126°12´ East;

             (y)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°21´ South, Longitude 126°28´ East;

             (z)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°20´ South, Longitude 126°31´ East;

           (za)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°19´ South, Longitude 126°48´ East;

           (zb)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°17´ South, Longitude 126°57´ East;

           (zc)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11°14´ South, Longitude 127°31´ East;

           (zd)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°55´ South, Longitude 127°47´ East;

           (ze)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°45´ South, Longitude 127°58´ East;

            (zf)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°28´ South, Longitude 128°12´ East;

           (zg)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°26´ South, Longitude 128°18´ East;

           (zh)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°59´ South, Longitude 129°01´ East;

            (zi)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°45´ South, Longitude 129°30´ East;

            (zj)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°39´ South, Longitude 130°06´ East;

           (zk)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°45´ South, Longitude 130°43´ East;

            (zl)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°47´ South, Longitude 130°55´ East;

          (zm)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°42´ South, Longitude 131°28´ East;

           (zn)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°40´ South, Longitude 131°31´ East;

           (zo)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°36´ South, Longitude 131°43´ East;

           (zp)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°33´ South, Longitude 131°52´ East;

           (zq)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°31´ South, Longitude 131°57´ East;

            (zr)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°23´ South, Longitude 132°12´ East;

           (zs)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°20´ South, Longitude 132°20´ East;

            (zt)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°16´ South, Longitude 132°30´ East;

           (zu)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°14´ South, Longitude 132°33´ East;

           (zv)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°06´ South, Longitude 132°46´ East;

          (zw)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 8°53´ South, Longitude 133°23´ East;

           (zx)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°25´ South, Longitude 134°50´ East;

           (zy)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°22´ South, Longitude 135°03´ East;

           (zz)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°17´ South, Longitude 135°13´ East;

         (zza)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°08´ South, Longitude 135°29´ East;

         (zzb)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9°57´ South, Longitude 137°45´ East;

         (zzc)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°09´ South, Longitude 138°13´ East;

         (zzd)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°22´ South, Longitude 138°35´ East;

         (zze)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°24´ South, Longitude 138°38´ East;

          (zzf)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10°50´ South, Longitude 139°12´ East.

3.      Torres Strait:

The line:

             (a)   commencing at the point of Latitude 10˚50´00˝ South, Longitude 139˚12´00˝ East;

             (b)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 11˚09´00˝ South, Longitude 139˚23´00˝ East;

             (c)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 10˚59´00˝ South, Longitude 140˚00´00˝ East;

             (d)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚46´00˝ South, Longitude 142˚00´00˝ East;

             (e)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚45´24˝ South, Longitude 142˚03´30˝ East;

              (f)   then north along the meridian of Longitude 142˚03´30˝ East to its intersection by the parallel of Latitude 9˚15´43˝ South;

             (g)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚12´50˝ South, Longitude 142˚06´25˝ East;

             (h)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚11´51˝ South, Longitude 142˚08´33˝ East;

              (i)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚11´58˝ South, Longitude 142˚10´18˝ East;

              (j)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚11´22˝ South, Longitude 142˚12´54˝ East;

             (k)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚11´34˝ South, Longitude 142˚14´08˝ East;

              (l)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚13´53˝ South, Longitude 142˚16´26˝ East;

            (m)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚16´04˝ South, Longitude 142˚20´41˝ East;

             (n)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚22´04˝ South, Longitude 142˚29´41˝ East;

             (o)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚21´48˝ South, Longitude 142˚31´29˝ East;

             (p)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚22´33˝ South, Longitude 142˚33´28˝ East;

             (q)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚21´25˝ South, Longitude 142˚35´29˝ East;

              (r)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚20´21˝ South, Longitude 142˚41´43˝ East;

             (s)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚20´16˝ South, Longitude 142˚43´53˝ East;

              (t)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚19´26˝ South, Longitude 142˚48´18˝ East where it joins the outer limit of the 3 international nautical mile territorial sea of Saibai Island;

             (u)   then along that outer limit so as to pass to the east of Saibai Island to the point of Latitude 9˚23´40˝ South, Longitude 142˚51´00˝ East;

             (v)   then south along the meridian of Longitude 142˚51´00˝ East to its intersection by the parallel of Latitude 9˚40´30˝ South;

            (w)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚40´00˝ South, Longitude 143˚00´00˝ East;

             (x)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚33´00˝ South, Longitude 143˚05´00˝ East;

             (y)   then east along the parallel of Latitude 9˚33´00˝ South to its intersection by the meridian of Longitude 143˚20´00˝ East;

             (z)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚24´00˝ South, Longitude 143˚30´00˝ East;

           (za)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚22´00˝ South, Longitude 143˚48´00˝ East;

           (zb)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚30´00˝ South, Longitude 144˚15´00˝ East;

           (zc)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 9˚51´00˝ South, Longitude 144˚44´00˝ East;

           (zd)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12˚20´00˝ South, Longitude 146˚30´00˝ East;

           (ze)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 12˚38´30˝ South, Longitude 147˚08´30˝ East;

            (zf)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 13˚10´30˝ South, Longitude 148˚05´00˝ East;

           (zg)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 14˚38´00˝ South, Longitude 152˚07´00˝ East;

           (zh)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 14˚45´00˝ South, Longitude 154˚15´00˝ East; and

            (zi)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 14˚05´00˝ South, Longitude 156˚37´00´ East.

4.      Coral Sea:

The line:

             (a)   commencing at the point of Latitude 14˚04´00˝ South, Longitude 157˚00´00˝ East;

             (b)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 14˚41´00˝ South, Longitude 157˚43´00˝ East; and

             (c)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 15˚44´07˝ South, Longitude 158˚45´39˝ East.

             (d)   then south-westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16˚25´28˝ South, Longitude 158˚22´49˝ East;

             (e)   then south-westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 16˚34´51˝ South, Longitude 158˚16´26˝ East;

              (f)   then south-westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 17˚30´28˝ South, Longitude 157˚38´31˝ East;

             (g)   then south-westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 17˚54´40˝ South, Longitude 157˚21´59˝ East;

             (h)   then south-westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 18˚32´25˝ South, Longitude 156˚56´44˝ East;

              (i)   then south-westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 18˚55´54˝ South, Longitude 156˚37´29˝ East;

              (j)   then south-westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 19˚17´12˝ South, Longitude 156˚15´20˝ East;

             (k)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 20˚08´28˝ South, Longitude 156˚49´34˝ East;

              (l)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 20˚32´28˝ South, Longitude 157˚03´09˝ East;

            (m)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 20˚42´52˝ South, Longitude 157˚04´34˝ East;

             (n)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 20˚53´33˝ South, Longitude 157˚06´25˝ East;

             (o)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 21˚12´57˝ South, Longitude 157˚10´17˝ East;

             (p)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 21˚47´21˝ South, Longitude 157˚14´36˝ East;

             (q)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 22˚10´31˝ South, Longitude 157˚13´04˝ East;

              (r)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 22˚31´38˝ South, Longitude 157˚18´43˝ East;

             (s)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 23˚14´54˝ South, Longitude 157˚48´04˝ East;

              (t)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 25˚08´48˝ South, Longitude 158˚36´39˝ East;

             (u)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 26˚26´30˝ South, Longitude 163˚43´30˝ East;

             (v)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 26˚12´04˝ South, Longitude 165˚51´37˝ East;

            (w)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 25˚50´42˝ South, Longitude 168˚44´18˝ East; and

             (x)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 25˚55´51˝ South, Longitude 169˚25´54˝.

5.      Norfolk Island/New Zealand:

The line:

             (a)   commencing at the point of Latitude 30°54´ South, Longitude 171°14´ East;

             (b)   then running south-westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 31°11´ South, Longitude 170°46´ East;

             (c)   then south-westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 31°18´ South, Longitude 170°35´ East;

             (d)   then south-westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 31°19´ South, Longitude 170°33´ East;

             (e)   then south-westerly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 32°26´ South, Longitude 168°39´ East.

6.      Macquarie Island:

The line:

             (a)   commencing at the point of Latitude 51°09´ South, Longitude 160°39´ East;

             (b)   then running south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 51°12´ South, Longitude 160°42´ East;

             (c)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 52°15´ South, Longitude 162°04´ East;

             (d)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 52°26´ South, Longitude 162°19´ East;

             (e)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 53°43´ South, Longitude 164°05´ East;

              (f)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 53°50´ South, Longitude 164°16´ East;

             (g)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 54°01´ South, Longitude 164°21´ East;

             (h)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 54°21´ South, Longitude 164°32´ East;

              (i)   then south-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 54°42´ South, Longitude 164°43´ East;

              (j)   then south along the meridian of Longitude 164°43´ East to its intersection by the parallel of Latitude 54°43´ South.

7.      Heard Island and the McDonald Islands:

The line:

             (a)   commencing at the point of Latitude 53˚14´07˝ South, Longitude 67˚03´20˝ East;

             (b)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 52˚42´28˝ South, Longitude 68˚05´31˝ East;

             (c)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 51˚58´18˝ South, Longitude 69˚44´02˝ East;

             (d)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 51˚24´32˝ South, Longitude 71˚12´29˝ East;

             (e)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 51˚03´09˝ South, Longitude 72˚28´28˝ East;

              (f)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 50˚54´23˝ South, Longitude 72˚49´21˝ East;

             (g)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 49˚49´34˝ South, Longitude 75˚36´08˝ East; and

             (h)   then north-easterly along the geodesic to the point of Latitude 49˚24´07˝ South, Longitude 76˚42´17˝ East.

 


                                               

 

Signed  and  sealed  with  the

Great  Seal  of  Australia  on

 

[26 July 1994]

 

[Bill Hayden]

 

Governor-General

 

 

By His Excellency’s Command,

 

 

 

    [Michael Lavarch]

 

Attorney-General