Australian National Shipwreck Database

An important AIMA initiative was the development of a web-based Australian National Shipwreck Database(ANSDB). In December 2009 the database was updated and re-launched and is currently hosted by the Australian Government. The database includes all known shipwrecks in Australian waters. New features of the ANSDB include extra fields of information, the capacity to attach images to shipwrecks, the ability to link shipwrecks to relics recovered from shipwreck sites, site environment information for divers and site managers and a history field with the ability to attach documents that include names of passengers and crew. Also included in the ANSDB is an integrated management system to facilitate online permit applications and notifications.

The information in the ANSDB was collected by each of the State and Territory maritime cultural heritage management agencies or supplied by collecting institutions holding historic shipwreck relics. Currently, not all data fields are populated. If you have information, or historical or contemporary site images that you wish to contribute to the ANSDB, please contact the relevant State or Territory agency in which the shipwreck is located.