Government contracts open for lighthouse maintenance and more


Businesses that offer building, construction and asset maintenance services have a unique opportunity to tender for a new suite of government contracts which have opened on AusTender today. 

The contracts are for the maintenance of aids to navigation, including iconic lighthouses, marine buoys and more, which are operated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).  

Under a new regional model for service delivery, these contracts cover specific groupings of aids to navigation around Australia. There are 8 regions in total, with 5 of these opening on AusTender today and the remaining 3, plus a separate contract for technical support and logistics, expected to open soon as well. 

Businesses can tender for one, or more of these contracts. 

The regional maintenance contracts are more streamlined in scope compared to AMSA’s previous and current national contract for maintenance, which ends on 30 June 2024. They are also shorter in duration, and successful contract holders will have plenty of support from AMSA’s in-house expertise. 

AMSA Executive Director Response Mark Morrow said the regionalisation and rescoping of this important work meant that more businesses would now be able to tender for it than was previously possible under a single national contract. 

“This is an exciting opportunity for more businesses to expand the experience and skillset of their workforces, and more support,” Mr Morrow said. 

“We are strongly encouraging interested businesses to view the tender packages on AusTender under the building and construction category or contact our Procurement team directly for more information – their contact details are listed on AusTender. 

“AMSA has a rich history of maintaining the safety of aids to navigation through in-house technical expertise and specialist contractors, and we remain committed to providing a resilient and reliable network that best suits Australia’s needs well into the future. 

“Today is an exciting milestone in our transition to a regional model for maintenance delivery, and an even more exciting opportunity for Australian businesses.” 

The regional maintenance contracts which have opened today on AusTender are specifically for the Torres Strait, North Queensland, South Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania (combined region), and Western Australian regions as prescribed in AMSA’s regional model for maintenance delivery.  


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