The Torres Strait will become the first area in Australia subject to new shipping rules.
From tomorrow, ships moving through the strait above Cape York must use the under keel clearance management system to safely navigate the waters.
Lisa Martin from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority says they have been training coastal pilots over the past few months.
"The roll-out in the Torres Strait was because of its environmental significance," she said.
"It's basically just a web-based system designed to monitor the depth of water under a ship's keel as it goes through the Torres Strait.
"It's based on a number of factors such as environmental data from tides, wind and wave sensors, just to make it a little bit safer.
"It is used elsewhere in the world, most often in ports, but this is the first time in a coastal environment that it's being implemented in Australia."