Designated Shipper Bodies

A designated shipper body is an association which, in the Minister's opinion, represents the interests of Australian shippers. A peak designated shipper body represents these interests generally while a secondary shipper body represents these interests in relation to a particular trade, particular kinds of goods or a particular part of Australia. These shipper bodies are designated under Section 10.03 of Part X of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 in accordance with the Guidelines.

On 1 October 2018, the Competition and Consumer (Designated Shipper Bodies) Declaration 2018 came into effect.  This was amended by the Competition and Consumer (Designated Shipper Bodies) Amendment Declaration 2019 which added the Australian Peak Shippers Association Inc. as a designated inwards peak shipper body from 8 March 2019.  A copy of the compiled Instrument is available at https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/F2018L00593.

Peak Shipper Bodies

The Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) represents Australian exporters and importers.

Secondary Shipper Bodies

The designated inwards secondary shipper bodies are:

  1. Australian Horticultural Exporters’ and Importers’ Association (AHEIA) and
  2. Australian Federation of International Freight Forwarders (AFIF).

The designated outwards secondary shipper body is:

  1. Australian Horticultural Exporters’ and Importers’ Association (AHEIA).

Contact for Peak and Secondary Shipper Bodies

APSA contact details

Head Office
Suite 612
566 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004

Postal Address
Suite 612
566 St Kilda Road
Melbourne VIC 3004

Phone
(03) 9048 2848 / +61 434 105 145

Email
secretariat@auspsa.com

Website
www.auspsa.com

AHEIA contact details

Head Office
37 Kennigo Street
Spring Hill QLD 4000

Postal Address
PO BOX 346
Brisbane Markets QLD 4106

Phone
07 3252 5565

Email
admin@horticulturetrade.com.au

Website
www.horticulturetrade.com.au

AFIF contact details

Head Office
Suite 403, Level 4, Westfield Office Tower
152 Bunnerong Road,
East Gardens NSW 2036

Postal Address
Suite 403, Level 4
152 Bunnerong Road
East Gardens NSW 2036

Phone
02 9314 3055

Email
afif@afif.asn.au

Website
www.afif.asn.au

Contact for Registrar of Liner Shipping

Phone (within Australia): 1800 005 221
Phone (from outside Australia): +61 2 6274 7083
Email: PartX@infrastructure.gov.au
GPO BOX 594, Canberra, ACT, 2601

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Last Updated: 9 April, 2019