Policy for Shipping Australia is formulated by the Policy Council.

Policy Council membership is strictly limited to the senior executive in Australia of each member company or one designated alternate.  The Policy Council meets six-weekly in Sydney or Melbourne and is administered by a small professional secretariat that provides the extensive range of services to members.

A number of steering groups, made up of members and secretariat staff have been established to develop national and unified industry policies and positions on various issues or regulatory questions. This ensures that the wealth of experience and expertise available in the industry is directed at dealing with issues as they arise.

Shipping Australia’s steering groups cover issues such as:

  • E-Commerce
  • Maritime liability
  • Regulations, including Customs and DAFF biosecurity technical issues
  • Towage and pilotage
  • Land transport
  • Environment, including ballast water/bio hullfouling
  • Training and education
  • State matters
  • The Technical Section, for example, deals predominantly with issues arising from marine operations including maritime safety and environment. This particular committee liaises closely with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority on a broad range of issues.

Shipping Australia Policy Council Meeting 2021


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Membership is open to all ship owners, operators and agents both Australian and International providing services to or within Australia.

Upcoming Events

Mar 22
Biennial Port Kembla Luncheon
Don’t miss the Shipping Australia Biennial Port Kembla Luncheon, to be held at City Beach, Wollongong.  We will be enjoying a sumptuous meal, catching up with colleagues and hearing from keynote speaker Paul Scully. Proudly sponsored by AAT Keynote Speaker Paul Scully is the NSW Minister for Planning and Public Spaces. He previously served as...
May 8
Shipping Australia QLD Shipping Industry Golf Day
Join friends and colleagues for an enjoyable day, followed by a sumptuous dinner at the 2024 SAL QLD Shipping Industry Golf Day. The Golf Day will once again be held at the Wynnum Golf Club (located in beautiful Bayside and meanders over 31 hectares of picturesque parkland) on 8th May 2024. Ticket price includes: Light...

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Nautical Institute visits Shipping Australia
Shipping Australia was pleased to play to host to a visit from Captain John Lloyd, CEO of the Nautical Institute. The Institute is UK-based global non-governmental organisation for maritime professionals; it has over 7,000 members in more than 110 countries. The Institute has consultative status at the IMO. Its aims are to improve standards of...
Shipping Australia and AMSA discuss new ship-garbage recycling trial
Shipping Australia is pleased to be in discussions with the national maritime safety regulator, The Australian Maritime Safety Authority, about a trial a project at select ports to boost opportunities to have ship’s garbage recycled onshore. You can find out more about “The Maritime Recycling Project” here. Ships inevitably – and just like many other...

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Shipping Australia – Annual Review 2023
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