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08-2017 – Maritime Arrivals Reporting System (MARS) Scheduled Outage

​1 February 2017

Who does this notice affect?

This notice is of interest to all vessel masters and shipping agents who represent international commercial vessels for the purposes of Australian biosecurity clearance.

Friday 3 and Saturday 4 February 2017 MARS system outage

The department’s IT infrastructure will undergo planned maintenance, which will result in MARS being unavailable between 20:00 (AEDT) Friday 3 February and 06:00 (AEDT) Saturday 4 February 2017. 

Ensure you complete and submit any in-progress pre-arrival reports or service requests prior to the commencement of this outage.

Further information

Contact the department’s Maritime National Coordination Centre by email to the MNCC or phone 1300 004 605 (in Australia) or +61 8 8201 6185 (outside Australia). Information on pre-arrival reporting for maritime vessels can be found on the department’s website under Vessels.